Reliable, Efficient Power and Water from 26 Sites Across 9 Countries
GE Power will implement the Asset Performance Management (APM) software solution, powered by Predix, as part of an agreement with First National Operations and Maintenance Company (NOMAC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power at 26 thermal, wind and solar power plants and water desalination facilities spread across Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Morocco, Jordan, Turkey, South Africa, Bulgaria and Vietnam. NOMAC provides operations and maintenance services at these plants.
The solution will help reduce unscheduled downtime and maintenance duration, as well as increase operational efficiency and reliability at the facilities. Together, the sites generate more than 22,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity and over 2.5 million cubic meters of water per day.
GE’s APM solution has helped customers around the world to improve the reliability of power generating machines, reducing unplanned downtime up to 5 percent, reducing false positive alerts up to 75 percent and reducing operations and maintenance costs up to 25 percent. The solution works across all assets for thermal, wind, solar and desalination plants, as well as for technologies manufactured by various original equipment manufacturers (GE and non-GE).
“With our growing geographic footprint, it is vital that our technological capabilities match our expanded reach,” said Julio Torre Gutierrez of NOMAC. “GE’s APM solution is an excellent fit for our requirements, enabling us to serve our customers and the communities they power better by enhancing the availability of uninterrupted, reliable and more affordable electricity.”
The APM solution will help NOMAC to collect, analyze and visualize the data that is crucial to asset health at its monitoring centers in Dubai and Jeddah, and prioritize work by understanding the true status of an asset, as well as determining which assets are most critical to the overall health of operations.
NOMAC will be able to predict equipment and process issues with greater accuracy before they occur and assure the mechanical integrity of assets. GE’s APM solution is powered by Predix, which is GE’s application development platform for the Industrial Internet, purpose-built to meet the scale, complexity, speed and security requirements of industry.
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