Ansaldo Energia opens UAE facility
By Jack Burke13 May 2022
Ansaldo Energia has opened a new diagnostic center in the United Arab Emirates.
The Integrated Plant Support in Dubai is designed to work in close collaboration with a similar center located in Genoa, Italy, inside the headquarters of Ansaldo Energia. The facilities allow the monitoring of turbines and generators installed in plants under contract of Ansaldo Energia Service worldwide.
With the inauguration of the new headquarters of Integration Plant Support, Ansaldo Energia said it reinforces its presence in the area, where it has been operating for over 30 years.
“It is with great satisfaction that we inaugurate this pole of very high technology and innovation,” said Giuseppe Marino, CEO of Ansaldo Energia. “We want to strengthen our presence in this area that has great potential and is strategic for the development plans of our company.”
The new facility allows for not only monitoring activities, but also remote predictive diagnostics: the analysis of the data received in real time (more than 130 000 tags are downloaded every second) allows to have a nonstop overview of the real status of the turbines or generators, anticipating any critical issues that can thus be resolved before generating a potentially very critical failure. All this is performed in direct contact with the customer, which can therefore improve the reliability of the plant.
Ansaldo Energia Group’s Integrated Plant Support currently monitors and manages 106 gas turbines, 42 steam turbines and 132 generators, for a total of over 33 GW. In 2010, the Ansaldo Energia Group built a new, recently renovated plant in Abu Dhabi, where Service works on gas turbine parts take place and, in 2017, finalized the MESH -Middle East Service Hub -a fully equipped rapid response unit with 120 technicians, with a light mechanical repair shop and a new area for service activities on generators, to respond quickly and efficiently to all customer requests. A strategic pole not only for the Middle East area, where the company has many projects, but also for the Asian region.