GE signs multi-million dollar gas turbine contract in Iraq
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 04:28
Reinforcing its commitment to support Iraq's expanding energy infrastructure, GE has signed a multi-million dollar, multi-year agreement with Mass Global Investment Company, an independent power producer (IPP) in Northern Iraq.
The agreement is designed to support Mass Global maintain the high reliability and overall performance of the 18 GE gas turbines installed at the Arbil, Sulaimaniyah and Dohuk power plants, located in Iraq's Kurdistan region.
The long-term agreement covers the supply of parts and repairs services for planned outages of the GE Frame 9E gas turbines over a period of 12 years. The agreement will also support the building of local technical expertise with a tailored training program for over 30 Mass Global engineers.
The GE Frame 9E gas turbines come equipped with flexible fuel handing capabilities accommodating a wide range of fuels. With these agreements, Mass Global will generate over 2,250 MW of power for the Kurdistan region.
Ahmed Ismail, Chairman of Mass Global said, "Mass Global continues to be at the forefront of meeting the power requirements of the Northern Iraq region. This new service agreement builds on our growing relationship with GE whose advanced energy technology has been employed in our gas power facilities since 2006."
The key components of the contract also include inter-changeability of the latest parts technology for Mass Global's installed base, joint outage planning to provide the highest reliability, specially expedited parts delivery and customized field training program for Mass Global's engineers.
Joseph Anis, GE Energy's President and CEO for the Middle East said, "This latest service agreement with Mass Global, which includes a tailored training program for local engineers, is designed to ensure real time support. It builds on our growing relationship with Mass Global, supporting their efforts to enable a reliable supply of much-needed electricity in the Northern region of the country."
This agreement follows earlier announcements that GE is supplying Frame 9E gas turbines to Arbil, Sulaimaniyah and Dohuk provinces.