ROTEC and Sonelgaz-Engineering are analyzing the possibility of establishing partnerships in the construction and modernisation of power facilities in North Africa, as well as discussing the introduction of predictive technologies at Sonelgaz power facilities in Algeria. This future cooperation was the main topic of discussion during the visit of Mohamed Shihabi, President and CEO of Sonelgaz-Engineering, to ROTEK's headquarters in Moscow.
Mohamed Shihabi also visited the ROTEC Situation Centre. Today, the PRANA Centre predictive system provides reliable and safe operation of more than 3.2 GW of generating facilities, including gas and steam turbines, boilers, booster compressors, pumps and other industrial equipment. Mohamed Shihabi was able to acquaint himself with the system in detail, and expressed interest in the application of such technologies at the industrial facilities of the Sonelgaz group and its partners.
The meeting participants discussed modernization of Algeria's energy complex with the participation of ROTEC and the Ural Turbine Works. A large number of power plants in the country were built on the basis of technologies and solutions developed in the USSR, including with the participation of UTZ.
Sonelgaz-Engineering is a subsidiary of the Algerian state-owned Sonelgaz group. Sonelgaz has a monopoly on the transportation and sale of natural gas in Algeria, as well as on the generation and distribution of electricity. The Company generates more than 29 billion kWh of electricity and sells more than 4.6 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. Sonelgaz employs more than 20 000 people.
ROTEC JSC (www.zaorotec.ru). Company business areas: the PRANA system for forecasting the state of industrial equipment; designing, engineering and general contracting for the construction of energy and infrastructure facilities; development and production of highly efficient energy accumulation and storage systems based on supercapacitors; manufacturing, modernization and maintenance of basic power equipment.