Predicting the Future: Now Possible at Kuwait’s Sabiya CCGT Power Station

Predicting the Future: Now Possible at Kuwait’s Sabiya CCGT Power Station

July 09, 2017 at 01:07pm

You could say that the recently completed digital transformation of the Sabiya Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Power Station in Kuwait allows its operators to predict the future.

Completed ahead of schedule, before peak summer demand, the digital transformation of the Kuwaiti plant will help to make the site’s operations more reliable while contributing to its enhanced performance at lower, more sustainable costs.

Several plant assets at Sabiya CCGT, including combustion turbines, hydrogen-cooled generators, heat recovery steam generators, steam turbines and condensers, among others, were brought onto GE’s Asset Performance Management (APM) software application.

APM, powered by Predix, gives industrial businesses a complete, integrated view of their assets and equipment. Predix is the platform for the Industrial Internet and was purpose-built to meet the scale, complexity, speed and security requirements of industry. The APM solution enables the Kuwaiti Ministry of Electricity and Water to boost asset reliability and availability at Sabiya CCGT. The connected machines, equipped with data sensors, collect vast amounts of information into a centralized and secured data platform. The analysis of this data provides insights to predict and diagnose equipment problems before they happen, thus reducing unplanned downtime.

As part of the digital migration, GE installed APM’s Machine & Equipment Health Module, Reliability Management Module and Monitoring & Diagnostics Services. The project marks the first time that GE’s Predix-based software has been used in Kuwait.

Owned by the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water, this digital power plant will support Kuwait’s focus on strengthening the energy infrastructure and helping achieve Vision 2035, which seeks to transform Kuwait into a regional leader in all sectors.

The project builds on GE’s strong legacy of contributions toward the development of Kuwait’s power generation sector. GE’s investments in Kuwait include the GE Kuwait Technology Center, which serves three core areas for energy sector customers across the Middle East and Africa: training, tooling, and engineering. Learn more about how GE technologies deliver more than one-third of Kuwait’s power by clicking here. For more on GE digital industrial solutions across the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, and Pakistan, click here.

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