The contract has been assigned by the CITIC Construction, a Chinese engineering procurement and construction firm, and Iraqi developer MPC.
Germany-based international company Siemens has got a €280m order to supply the key components and long-term power production services for the 840MW Maisan combined cycle power plant in Iraq.
Siemens Middle East and UAE CEO Dietmar Siersdorfer said: “Iraq suffers an economic transformation, and as the country embarks on a category of ambitious infrastructure projects, veteran and reliable electricity will be necessary to power this development.
“With an existence in the country that dates back more than 100 years, we are proud to support the descent of half of Iraq’s power supply. We are also committed to providing industrial training for up to 1,000 Iraqis in order to develop a pipeline of brilliant local employees who can contribute to the new Iraq.
The Maisan power plant to generate first power by March 2021
The Maisan power plant project is expected to generate first power by March 2021 and enters full combined cycle mode by soon 2022.
The independent power plant (IPP) is designed to supply sufficient electricity to meet the needs of more than three million Iraqis, and also support the industrial segment.
Under the contract, Siemens will supply two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, oneSST5-4000 steam turbine, and three SGen5-2000H generators, along with the SPPA-T3000 control systems, transformers and respective electrical equipment, and fuel gas system.
Siemens Gas and Power CEO Karim Amin said: “This project will mark an important power producer milestone in Iraq. The state-of-the-art power island that will be established by Siemens, including the latest technology of F-class gas turbines, will turn the Maisan power plant into the most veteran gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Iraq.
“This is most critical for the economics of long-term operations and the powerful utilization of fuel. In addition, the long-term service contract is designed to confirm increased capacity and maximum availability of the power plant while also providing technical training for local Iraqi staff on the operation and maintenance O&M front.”
Recently, Siemens and the Ministry of Electricity of the Republic of Iraq signed an implementation contract to begin the execution of a roadmap to reconstruct Iraq’s power sector.
Under the contract, the two beings are expected to award contracts valued at around €700m for the first phase of the roadmap.