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November 29, 2021

Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2, Iraq

By Carmen

The Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 is 1,521MW gas fired power project. It is planned in Saladin, Iraq. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 1,521 1,521 Permitting Saladin, Iraq Ministry of Electricity, Iraq

Description

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

It is a combined cycle gas turbine (ccgt) power plant. The power plant can run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant will be natural gas. In case of shortage of natural gas the plant will run on Heavy Fuel Oil.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

Contractors Involved

Orascom Construction and Siemens are expected to render EPC services for the gas fired power project.

Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 (Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 Unit I) will be equipped with Siemens SGT5-2000E gas turbine. The phase consists of 1 gas turbine with 169MW nameplate capacity.

Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 (Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 Unit II) will be equipped with Siemens SGT5-2000E gas turbine. The phase consists of 1 gas turbine with 169MW nameplate capacity.

Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 (Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 Unit III) will be equipped with Siemens SGT5-2000E gas turbine. The phase consists of 1 gas turbine with 169MW nameplate capacity.

Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 (Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 Unit IV) will be equipped with Siemens SGT5-2000E gas turbine. The phase consists of 1 gas turbine with 169MW nameplate capacity.

Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 (Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 Unit V) will be equipped with Siemens SGT5-2000E gas turbine. The phase consists of 1 gas turbine with 169MW nameplate capacity.

Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 (Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 Unit VI) will be equipped with Siemens SGT5-2000E gas turbine. The phase consists of 1 gas turbine with 169MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens is expected to be the supplier of electric generator for the Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 (Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 Unit I).

Siemens is expected to be the supplier of electric generator for the Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 (Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 Unit II).

Siemens is expected to be the supplier of electric generator for the Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 (Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 Unit III).

Siemens is expected to be the supplier of electric generator for the Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 (Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 Unit IV).

Siemens is expected to be the supplier of electric generator for the Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 (Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 Unit V).

Siemens is expected to be the supplier of electric generator for the Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 (Baiji Gas Fired Power Plant 2 Unit VI).

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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