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January 10, 2022

Al Najibiya Gas Fired Power Plant, Iraq

By Carmen

Al Najibiya Gas Fired Power Plant is a 500MW oil fired power project. It is located in Basra, Iraq. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in January 2016.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 500 500 Active Basra, Iraq Ministry of Electricity, Iraq

Description

The project is developed and owned by Ministry of Electricity, Iraq. The company has a stake of 100%.

It is a Gas Turbine power plant. The power plant run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant is heavy fuel oil. In case of shortage of heavy fuel oil the plant can also run on Natural Gas, Light Distilled Fuel.

The project cost is $271m.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in January 2016.

Contractors Involved

Enka Teknik was selected to render EPC services for the oil fired power project.

GE Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the Oil fired project. The company provided 4 units of 9E gas turbines, each with 125MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power supplied electric generator for the project.

ENKA Insaat ve Sanayi is the O&M contractor for thermal power project.

About Ministry of Electricity, Iraq

Ministry of Electricity of Iraq (MEI) is a government owned electric commission. It is the principal organization that administers the power sector in the country. The ministry is responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Iraq. MEI classifies its operations into DG of production, DG of transmission, DG of distribution and DG of projects. The ministry is also responsible for operation maintenance and control; training and development; and importing electricity from neighboring countries such as Syria, Turkey and Iran. It imports electricity from these countries to meet Iraq’s excess electricity demand. Ministry of Electricity of Iraq is headquartered in Baghdad, Iraq.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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