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Siemens management visited Sudan to hold discussions around infrastructure investments and nurture partnerships with government.

Member of the managing board of Siemens AG, Janina Kugel, together with regional and pan African executive management held a strategic partnership discussion with the Sudanese Vice President, Bakri Hassan Salih Khairi, whereby the solutions provider expressed interest in supporting further energy infrastructure and skills development initiatives.

Kugel said: “The focus on infrastructure investments and partnerships between public and private sectors remain a key priority for us to realise the ambitions we have for the country. Together with Sudan we have strategically identified electrification as a catalyst to stimulate socio-economic growth.”

“Electricity will grow existing industries as well as create new ones. It also enables the advancement of social investments into priorities such as healthcare,” she added.

O&M to boost Sudan power supply

Siemens also signed an Operation and Maintenance (O&M) contract with the Sudanese Thermal Power Generating Company (STPGC), which covers aspects and activities necessary for the running of the Garri Power Station in the North of the Khartoum, and the Port Sudan on the country’s Red Sea coast. Read more…

Sabine Dall’Omo, chief executive of Siemens Southern & Eastern Africa, explained: “The O&M agreement will indeed minimise the operational risks and maximise plant availability. As the original manufacturer of the turbines, we are best positioned to partner with STPGC. This agreement is also tangible evidence of our mutual long-term relationship with the country.”

On a full time basis, the O&M contract offers the full benefits that digitalisation brings to the energy sector, such as remote monitoring and preventative maintenance, the company stated.

Since the signing of the memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the areas of power supply, industry, transportation and healthcare during WEF Africa, Siemens has established a local company in Sudan.

 

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