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    Siemens to Supply Iraqi Gas-Fired Power Plant


The German company is vying for contracts worth $784mn in the Middle Eastern country.

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Siemens to Supply Iraqi Gas-Fired Power Plant

Germany’s Siemens announced July 9 that it has secured an order worth €280mn ($314mn) from the gas-fired Maisan power plant in Iraq.

The engineering firm said it will supply two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, a steam turbine and three generators to the 840-MW plant, which sits in the south west of the country. Control systems, transformers and related equipment, as well as a fuel gas system, will also be delivered. A long-term service contract has been signed.

The Iraqi independent power project (IPP) is due to start up in March 2021 and enter full combined-cycle mode in early 2022. Developer MPC is a division of Iraq’s RASEP industrial group. China’s CITIC Construction is serving as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor.

"Iraq is undergoing an economic transformation, and as the country embarks on a series of ambitious infrastructure projects, efficient and reliable electricity will be essential to powering this development,” said Siemens’ CEO for the Middle East Dietmar Siersdorfer.

The plant will be Iraq’s most efficient source of gas-fired power, according to Siemens, and will meet the energy needs of 3mn people.

Under the first phase of a roadmap deal Siemens signed in April with Iraq’s electricity ministry on developing the country’s power sector, the German firm is set to receive contracts worth €700mn. Work will include construction of a 500-MW gas-fired power plant in Zubaidiya, the upgrade of 40 gas turbines with upstream cooling systems and the installation 13 132-kV substations and 34 transformers across the country.