Siemens scores Iraq power deal
Firm set to work on Khormala power plant
Siemens has been awarded a contract valued at over US $131 million to supply KAR Construction and Engineering Company with turbines, generators and ancillary power systems for a new power plant in Kurdistan. The Khormala facility, being built 25 kilometres from Erbil, is set to produce electricity for the local population of over four million people.
The power firm will supply four of its SGT5-2000E gas turbines, together with four SGen5-100A generators, together with associated auxiliary and ancillary systems.
“Iraq is experiencing a period of intense development as it faces the challenges of providing a reliable power supply to its residents. Siemens has a long history in Iraq – and the wider Middle East – and is fully committed to supporting the country’s efforts to meet these challenges as a reliable technology partner, drawing on an extensive portfolio of innovative products and service solutions,” said Siemens Energy, Middle East, CEO Dietmar Siersdorfer.
The Khormala plant will have a final generating capacity of 640 MW and is the first major power project for the KAR Group, which will also operate the plant.
In early August, Siemens announced that it had won another Iraq-based contract to provide engineering and procurement services for a new simple cycle power plant being constructed in the south of the country.