Siemens wins deal for Iraqi power plant

Siemens_IraqSiemens will upgrade Iraq’s Al Mussaib power plant and also its GIS substations. (Image Source: Siemens Energy) The Iraq Ministry of Electricity has awarded Siemens Energy a contract to supply the control and instrumentation system, field equipment, and spare parts for steam turbine generators for its Al Mussaib power plant

Siemens will be supplying the country's largest power plant new rotating elements for four 320 MW steam turbines, generator rotors and the complete instrumentation and controls system.

"Iraq is facing crucial challenges in providing reliable power to the country's residents and Siemens is fully committed to assisting the Ministry of Electricity in meeting the challenges," said Siemens Energy Middle East CEO, Dietmar Siersdorfer, in a company statement.

Upon completion in 2013, the plant will have increased efficiency and output to help meet the rising electricity demand for the people of Iraq.

The order follows on the heels of the company's successful rehabilitation of the Al Hartha power station control system which was destroyed by a fire in 2010. Siemens had brought the unit 1 control system back into operation in record time and was awarded the renovation contracts for units 2 and 3 control systems.

Siemens has also signed two separate contracts with the ministry for gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substations as part of the ministry's plans to upgrade its 132-kV power transmission network.

The first contract will see Siemens supply and carry out civil and supervision works on six 132/33-kV GIS substations at various locations in the country and the second covers the construction of a further six 132/33-kV GIS substations on a turnkey basis.

The work on all the substations is expected to be completed by October 2013.

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