ABB wins MGI orders in Iraq worth US$65 million

ABB power generation MGI ordersThe power plant will comprise four 125MW gas turbines. (Image source: The ABB Group)ABB has won orders worth around US$65mn from Mass Global Investment Company (MGI) to provide a turnkey electrical and automation solution for a new gas-turbine power plant in Iraq

The company will design, supply and install the electrical balance of plant (EBoP) solution and provide the grid connection for the 500MW open cycle gas turbine (OCGT) power plant.


Brice Koch, head of ABB’s Power Systems division, commented, “These projects will help to boost capacity, enhance grid reliability and improve the security of the power supply. Reinforcement of the power infrastructure will help bring much needed electricity and support economic and social development in the region.”

Comprising four gas turbines with a capacity of 125MW each, the new Dohuk 2 power plant will be powered by natural gas and light fuel oil, expanding on the existing 500MW Dohuk 1 power station also built by ABB. The company will also extend a 132 kilovolt (kV) substation to connect Dohuk 2 to the grid.

The installations will help boost power supplies and strengthen the transmission of infrastructure in northern Iraq, ABB said.

Key product supplies will include low- and medium-voltage switchgear, the auxiliary systems for fuel supply and the control and automation system, it added.

Scheduled for completion in August 2012, the orders mark the latest in a series of OCGT ABB projects commissioned by MGI.

Meanwhile, the company will also supply a control system and a 400kV substation for the grid connection of the 1,000MW Erbil OCGT plant, which will be converted to a CCGT (combined cycle gas turbine) plant. This will be achieved by extending it with heat recovery steam generators and two steam turbines, boosting output by 470MW, the company said.

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