Global technology company Siemens has received a contract worth €280m ($313m) to deliver key components and long-term power generation services for the 840MW Maisan combined cycle power plant in Iraq.
The contract was awarded by the Chinese engineering procurement and construction firm CITIC Construction, which is constructing the plant, and Iraqi developer MPC that is part of Raban Al-Safina for Energy Projects (RASEP).
Siemens will supply two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, oneSST5-4000 steam turbine, three SGen5-2000H generators, along with the SPPA-T3000 control systems, transformers and related electrical equipment, and the fuel gas system.
Siemens Middle East and UAE CEO Dietmar Siersdorfer said: “Iraq is undergoing an economic transformation, and as the country embarks on a series of ambitious infrastructure projects, efficient and reliable electricity will be essential to powering this development.
“With a presence in the country that dates back more than 100 years, we are proud to support the generation of half of Iraq's power supply.
“We are also committed to providing vocational training for up to 1,000 Iraqis in order to develop a pipeline of talented local employees who can contribute to the new Iraq.”
The independent power project is expected to deliver first power by March 2021 and enter full combined cycle mode by early 2022.
The power plant is expected to generate enough electricity to meet the needs of more than three million Iraqis when it reaches full capacity, while also supporting the industrial sector.
Raban Al-Safina Group chairman Saadi Saihood said: “Maisan combined cycle power plant project will be one of the unique projects in a series of power generation projects in Iraq's history that will stand out due to its combining innovative German technology with an experienced Chinese EPC service provider.”
Siemens will make use of its power diagnostics services (PDS), part of the Omnivise Digital Services portfolio. Siemens and the Ministry of Electricity of the Republic of Iraq recently signed an implementation agreement to initiate the roadmap for rebuilding Iraq's power sector.