Search Siemens & Acciona Creating Digital Twin for Water Treatment Plants – Middle East

Siemens has been collaborating with Acciona to create a Digital Twin to improve treatment plant management in one of the biggest desalination plants in the Middle East.

This new technology is used to analyze, optimize and improve productivity, reducing operating times and finding faults early.

Simit software can be used to simulate field equipment and even the process of an entire plant, in real time. The Digital Twin creates a collaborative environment in which a virtual commissioning can be run, and operators can be trained in a safe way using a remote training station.


Egyptian government seeks to use its surplus electricity production in the construction and operation of new desalination plants

The Egyptian government seeks to use its surplus electricity production in the construction and operation of new desalination plants to bridge the potential water gap in Egypt. Government sources said that Egypt surplus electricity production currently stands at 6,000 MW per day, and will increase to 10,000 MW in the summer, benefiting from the added capacities from Siemens new power plants in the New Administrative Capital, Brulus, and Beni Suef. The sources added that the government is currently in talks with five international companies, including Schneider Electric and Siemens AG, to establish desalination plants in cooperation with the Armed Forces Engineering Authority. The government seeks to expand in the construction of desalination plants in the coastal governorates to meet the growing needs of fresh water. The planned plants aim to produce 1m cubic metres of desalinated seawater per day within three years. The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company has developed a new strategy to deal with the surplus of electricity production, while a large number of power plants will work at half-capacity to avoid wasting electricity production. Some production units will be halted for maintenance, provided that the production capacity meets the market’s needs. The government will also close all old power plants with lifetimes that exceed 30 years, especially as Egypt’s reserves or surplus electricity production will increase significantly after the commercial operation of all Siemens plants in Beni Suef, Brulus, and the New Administrative Capital.


Jebel Ali Station M-Station electricity and desalination plant

DEWA completes 82% of M-Station expansion, Construction on Dubai’s $3.1bn (AED11.5bn) M-Station electricity and desalination plant has reached 82% completion, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced. Located in Jebel Ali, most of the civil work of the expansion has been completed, with 10.9 million safe man-hours recorded without any injuries to date. M-Station is the newest and largest electricity generation and water desalination plant in the UAE, with a urrent total capacity of 2,185MW of electricity and 140 million imperial gallons of desalinated water per day (MIGD). HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA reviewed the progress of the M-Station expansion, and was briefed by Siemens’ representatives on the construction, engineering, and operational progress of the project. Working alongside DEWA since 2015, Siemens has invested $1.6bn (AED6.2bn) to generate 2,185MW of electricity from 6 gas turbines (F-model), with a capacity of 255MW for each unit, six boilers for waste-heat recovery, and three steam turbines with a capacity of 218MW each. The expansion project has been implemented in phases since mid-2010. The station’s total capacity will reach 2,885MW when the project is completed in Q3 2018. The expansion includes the provision of new power generating units, adding 700MW to the installed generation capacity of M-Station. The project will also include the addition of two dual-fuel gas turbine generators, two heat-recovery steam boilers, and a steam turbine that is 90%-fuel-efficient. This will increase the plant’s thermal efficiency from 82.4% to 85.8%, which is one of the highest thermal-efficiency rates in the world.


Formerly Siemens Water Technologies, Evoqua Water Technologies plans to go public

Evoqua Water Technologies LLC has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock.

The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have yet to be determined.


Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a 12-year Operating Plant Service Agreement (OPSA) with Siemens worth $463m (AED1.7bn)

The contract includes providing maintenance, spare parts and gas turbine rehabilitation for the second phase of K-Station at Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Station as well as for the third phase of H-Station at the Al Aweer Power Station.

DEWA has also extended the Long Term Maintenance Plan (LTMP) for seven more years for the second phase of L-Station.