GE to supply turbines for new power plant in Iraq

GE-gas-turbineWith more than 30mn operating hours of utility and industrial service, the 9E gas turbines are proven to be extremely productive even in challenging climates. (Image source: GE)GE has signed a contract with Turkish company ENKA to supply turbines for a new 750MW combined cycle power plant being developed in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)

The plant is being developed by the Qaiwan Group in Sulaymaniyah, located in KRI.

According to the contract, GE will provide four 9E gas turbines and one steam turbine for a new power plant to support the government’s goal of strengthening electricity infrastructure in the country.

Saad Hassan, CEO of Qaiwan Group, said, “The new power plant is expected to address the growing demand for power in the Kurdistan region. Our objective is to enhance its operations through a combined cycle plant with reliable and advanced technologies that contribute to greater efficiency in the long run. GE’s gas and steam turbines are an ideal fit to our requirements.”

The company said in a statement that GE’s turbines support more than 90 per cent of the electricity generated in the KRI, supplying nearly 20 hours of electricity a day. The new power plant will be the fourth power project that GE is supporting with its heavy-duty gas turbine technologies in the region.

“The existing power plants, which are powered by GE 9E gas turbines, produce more than 3,000 MW. It is equivalent to the required annual energy needs of approximately three million households in Iraq. The new 750MW combined cycle plant will deliver power to an additional 750,000 households,” said a source familiar with the deal.

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