Siemens and Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) have inked the first power services agreement for an H-class gas turbine in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Reuters reported.

“This services deal supports the first use of Siemens’ H-class turbine technology in the UAE, and the first use in an aluminum facility globally,” Gianluigi Di Giovanni, the Senior Executive VP for Siemens in the Middle East and North Africa said.

Under the 20-year agreement, Siemens will provide maintenance, repairs, and onsite personnel support for the turbine and its generator at the planned over 600-megawatt (MW) combined cycle project feeding EGA’s Jebel Ali power plant in Dubai.

Moreover, Siemens will tap into its Omnivise digital services portfolio with its Power Diagnostic Services that remotely monitor and detect abnormal operating conditions of equipment. The process helps power plant operators react quickly and proactively to avoid unscheduled downtime and production losses.