Siemens Qatar and Manweir, a subsidiary of Mannai Corporation, are planning to develop repair services for compressors and steam turbines used in the hydrocarbons industries in the country, a move that would fasten repairs and minimise maintenance timings.
The companies agreed to co-operate in the development of rotating equipment repairs in Qatar using Siemens technology and expert personnel along with Manweir’s facilities and manpower to repair equipment used in Qatar's energy sector.
This will prolong the lifecycle of equipment, reduce repair cycle times and enhance the country's self-sufficiency.
"We are pleased to support local companies develop new expertise in line with Qatar National Vision 2030. This agreement with Manweir will speed up repairs and minimise planned and unplanned maintenance times of oil, gas and petrochemical facilities," said Adrian Wood, Siemens Qatar chief executive.
The agreement demonstrates Siemens' commitment to its Qatari customers and to localising supply chain needs in Qatar, supporting Qatar Petroleum’s 'Tawteen' initiative.
"Mannai is looking forward to finalising this agreement with Siemens. Through Manweir, we have a long and proud history of serving our customers with locally-based engineering services,” said Alekh Grewal, Mannai group chief executive.
Siemens has been working in Qatar since the 1960s and continues to be a key contributor to the country’s energy, mobility and city infrastructure.
Manweir has been operating in Qatar since 1976. The engineering services company provides maintenance for static, rotating equipment, as well as repairs, overhauling and testing of valves and other instruments.
Siemens and Manweir will enhance services to the oil, gas and petrochemicals industries in Qatar by providing the global knowledge of rotating equipment repairs, component and equipment designs, and other vital information developed by Siemens throughout its long history as a manufacturer of turbines and compressors.