Global power giant Siemens have secured a new contract for the supply of power equipment and services for the Maisan power plant in southern Iraq.
The contract will see Siemens supply gas and steam turbines, generators and transformers for the plant as well as long term power generation services for the 840MW facility.
The $314 million project is being built by Chinese EPC contractor CITIC Construction Co. Ltd for the Maisan Power Company with first power expected to be delivered to the Iraqi grid in March 2021 before the plant enters full combined cycle by early 2022.
Commenting on the deal, Karim Amin, CEO of Power Generation at Siemens , said: “This project will mark an important milestone in the power generation domain in Iraq. The state-of-the-art power island that will be installed by Siemens, including the latest technology of F-class Gas Turbines, will turn Maisan power plant into the most efficient gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Iraq. This is very critical for the economics of the long-term operations and the effective utilization of fuel...In addition, the long-term service agreement is designed to ensure increased efficiency and maximum availability of the power plant while also providing technical training for local Iraqi staff on the operation and maintenance (O&M) front, which will support skills development and knowledge transfer to the Iraqi people.”
The project is the latest in a string of recent contract awards by Siemens in Iraq, with the company having signed an implementation agreement with the Ministry of Electricity to support Iraq's critical plans to overhaul its energy sector to deliver more efficient and reliable electricity to meet its domestic demand.
Source: Power Engineering International