Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity has signed a new contract with Siemens to modernise four power plants, which will increase the combined output by 400 megawatts (MW).

The contract will see the maintenance and upgrade of seven power generating units in plants located in South Basra, Salah El Deen, and Middle Euphrates.

Siemens power generation services CEO Tim Holt said: “Iraq is taking significant steps to help improve its electricity infrastructure and we are pleased to be working alongside the Ministry of Electricity on modernising these four critically important power plants.

"Iraq is currently working to improve the availability and reliability of power supply and reduce power losses."

“Through a number of technology and operational enhancements, these power plants will benefit from improved efficiency, output, and performance, thereby providing reliable power to meet the needs of Iraq and its citizens.”

With nearly 15,700 MW of available generation capacity, Iraq is currently working to improve the availability and reliability of power supply and reduce power losses.

The new contract is expected to support its industrial development plans and fulfil the growing demand for power.

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Upgrade work will enable the facilities to generate nearly 400 MW more power than the current production.

The contract also includes the supply of associated components and manpower training to enhance efficiency.