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Siemens To Improve Al Sadder Power Plant In Iraq

Power output and efficiency to be boosted by German power giant

Siemens have announced that they will provide upgrade and inspection services for two power generation units at Al-Sadder Power Plant in Baghdad. The 600-megawatts (MW) facility is one of the country’s major power plants, supplying approximately 600,000 homes with power. The works will be conducted as part of a new contract between Siemens’ Power Generation Services Division and the Ministry of Electricity in line with Iraq's goal to improve the availability and efficient of power.

As part of the agreement, Siemens will overhaul two SGT5-2000E gas turbines and perform its advanced 3-dimensional turbine blades and vanes (Si3D) upgrade. The Si3D upgrade is designed to improve power output and thermal efficiency through a combination of 3D aerodynamic design, cooling improvements and advanced materials. The improvements are expected to generate power to supply an additional 100,000 homes with electricity. 

Gianluigi Di Giovanni, Senior Executive Vice President of Siemens Power Generation Services in the Middle East and North Africa commented on the project - “Siemens has been a development partner to Iraq for over 80 years. We are committed to supporting the country to strengthen its power infrastructure by offering innovative services that can be instrumental in upgrading existing facilities.” He also added “The latest upgrade and maintenance services at Al-Sadder, provided in collaboration with the Ministry of Electricity, will bring additional power to households, public buildings and industries.”

In addition to increasing the power output of the plant, the upgrade project will also improve the efficiency of the turbines by up to 2 percent, which will generate significant savings on fuel and reduce CO2 emissions. The agreement also includes the plant’s SPPA-T3000 control system, the supply of anti-virus solutions and also the support from Siemens’ Remote Expert Center, which is a 24/7 online maintenance support service, which enables more efficient fault diagnosis and troubleshooting.


This project follows a number of other recent service agreements between Siemens and Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity to carry out critical service and maintenance works at six power plants throughout the country. Once completed, the upgraded units will add a total of 1,350 MW to Iraq's national grid, supplying reliable electricity to approximately 20 million Iraqis.

Source: Siemens


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