The Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO) has signed a long-term preventive maintenance deal with Siemens Energy for its industrial complex in Alexandria, according to a press release.

The agreement entails that ETHYDCO will receive three Siemens SGT-800 industrial gas turbines for a period of 10 years. On Siemens part, the industrial applications team will be responsible for delivering the full spectrum of turnkey outage services, spare parts and repairs for the gas turbines. The agreement will allow the technical teams to conduct all preventive check-ups as well as helping in minimizing downtime.

According to the statement, preventative maintenance “improves the reliability and availability of the gas turbines by extending the duration between maintenance intervals, thus leading to lower operational costs.” 

Ayman El-Shafei, Maintenance General Manager at ETHYDCO stated that “reducing unplanned downtime and increasing the operational workflow is critical towards achieving our production targets. The long-term preventive service agreement with Siemens Energy is aligned with our strategy.”