Mass Global selects GE for Erbil power contract
Project will boost efficiency at Kurdistan power site
Mass Global Investment Company (Mass Global) has chosen GE steam turbine technology to boost the efficiency and output of the Erbil power site in Kurdistan. GE will provide two GE C-7 steam turbines to raise plant output by 500 MW and increase thermal efficiency to over 48%.
“Mass Global continues to be at the forefront of meeting the power requirements of the Kurdistan Iraq region. Converting our Erbil facility to combined-cycle service supports the Kurdistan Regional Government’s policy to increase the thermal efficiency of its power generation facilities. This new agreement builds on our growing relationship with GE, a global technology leader, whose proven and reliable advanced energy technology has been employed in our gas power facilities since 2006,” said Mass Global chairman Ahmad Ismail.
The increased output is enough to serve an additional 100,000 households, and will also mark the first combined-cycle power project in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The new steam turbines will be installed alongside eight GE Frame 9E gas turbines currently in operation at the site.
GE and Mass Global last December signed a 12-year service agreement to support the operation of the 20 GE turbines currently installed in Mass Global operations. This agreement included the provision of a tailored training programme for 30 Mass Global engineers.
“Today’s agreement reflects GE’s continuing commitment to support energy infrastructure growth in Northern Iraq and throughout the country,” said GE Energy’s president and CEO for the Middle East Joseph Anis.