Siemens to Digitalize Egypt’s Al Ezz Dekheila Steel

By Sharada Prahladrao

Acquisition or Partnership

In a new step towards digitalizing the future of Egypt’s industrial growth, Siemens recently signed a contract with Al Ezz Dekheila Steel Company Alexandria SAE (EZDK) to deploy the company’s leading digital industrial solutions across EZDK’s diverse steel production assets. Under the agreement, Siemens will provide EZDK with Siemens’ Drive Train Analytics system (DTA) along with medium voltage motors, marking the first deployment of DTA in the Middle East.

To maintain its leading competitive position as one of the largest steel producers in the Middle East region, EZDK is working to leverage the opportunities offered by digitalization and innovations in data analytics and automation, to strengthen the company’s position and pave the way for developing new technologies and products. According to EZDK, this partnership with Siemens is an important step to collaborate, develop, and utilize the latest digital solutions for the steel industry.

The amount of data available for metal production has increased exponentially in recent years. Today, steel manufacturers strive to reduce operating risk and improve reliability at the lowest sustainable cost, by predicting and preventing asset failures. Siemens believes that as the Middle East continues to develop a strengthened industrial sector, digitalization is the differentiator which will ensure competitiveness in a global marketplace.  Digitalized industry can innovate faster, produce more for less, and at a higher quality.

Siemens DTA is a comprehensive solution that helps solve these challenges by providing condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, root cause analysis and inspection. The data-driven solutions also facilitate the development of asset strategies that maximize reliability and availability, minimize risk and cost, and dramatically reduce unplanned downtime by predicting equipment issues before they occur.

As a cloud-based solution, DTA uses continuously improving algorithms designed to help equipment operators have full transparency of their assets to increase reliability and availability, minimize costs and reduce operational risk, as well as decrease spending on unnecessary and unplanned maintenance. In addition, DTA is designed to be connected to Siemens’ cloud-based, open operating system for the Internet of Things (IoT), MindSphere.

Keywords: Siemens, Egypt, EZDK, Drive Train Analytics, Digital Solutions, ARC Advisory Group


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