Voith Hydro’s digital solutions are to be installed at the Gilgel Gibe II hydropower plant in Ethiopia, allowing owner Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) to carry out more efficient maintenance planning.

Voith’s new contract for digital solutions, including OnCare.Asset and OnCall.Video, as well as spare parts and training, follows on from comprehensive two-year service and maintenance contracts that were signed last year between Voith and EEP. The earlier contract includes optimization of the maintenance systems and support of the day-to-day operations and are being implemented exclusively by Ethiopian Voith experts on site.

The modernisation work at the plant is modernization is now being further enhanced with the new contract through the installation of state-of-the-art digital solutions. The intelligent applications being installed can be used for maintenance planning and execution as well as reporting and spare parts management. With OnCare.Asset, maintenance and operating costs can be significantly reduced while ensuring high system availability. The digital service portfolio will include OnCall.Video, where Voith experts are available independent of time and place. In addition, Voith Hydro will offer spare parts and employee training to facilitate knowledge transfer and make the improvements sustainable.