GE has received orders worth more than $1.4bn from Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity (MoE) to construct power plants in the country and provide technology upgrades and maintenance services.
Under the terms of the agreements, the company will provide more than 2GW of power and secure the delivery of 1.75GW existing energy to the national grid.
The company will then build Samawa and Dhi Qar Power Plants, which will supply an additional 1,500MW to the power grid.
GE Power's president and chief executive officer (CEO) Steve Bolze said: “We are pleased to be working in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy (MoE) to continue to help provide power to the people of Iraq.
“Using GE’s expanded portfolio of technologies and solutions, this project will provide more reliable and sustainable electricity for the country to help achieve better operations and higher levels of efficiency.”
During the first phase of the project, GE will deploy four 9E gas turbines in simple cycle at each project site by next year and will carry out the combined-cycle conversion of the 9E units during the project’s second phase.
GE will also deliver advanced heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) and steam turbine technology, as well as serve as the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor.
Under phase two of the Power Up Plan, GE will supply more than 580MW to the national grid through upgrade and rehabilitation work at four power plants.
The company will also ensure 1.75GW of existing power production through the maintenance of 9E gas turbines across six different power plants in the country.
Image: GE to add and sustain power generation capacity in Iraq. Photo: courtesy of GE.