Mass Global awards $65m Iraqi power contracts
ABB set to help boost power supplies in northern Iraq
Mass Global Investment (MGI) has awarded power group ABB contracts worth a combined US $65 million to work on the power grid in northern Iraq. The deals will see ABB help improve power supplies and power transmission infrastructure within the region.
ABB is set to provide a new turnkey electrical and automation solution for a brand new gas-turbine power plant under development, which comprises four 125 MW capacity gas turbines. The new Dohuk 2 plant will be an extension of the existing 500 MW Dohuk 1 facility that ABB built and commissioned back in 2011.
Under the deal, ABB will design, supply and install the electrical balance of the plant, as well as providing the grid connection for the 500 MW open cycle gas turbine (OCBT) power site. Work is scheduled to take 10 months, and will also see the firm extend a 132 kV substation that it completed earlier.
Another separate project will see ABB provide a cutting edge control system and 400 kV substation for the grid connection of the Erbil OCBT plant. The 1000 MW output of this site is to be extended by 470 MW through heat recovery steam generators and two steam turbines.
“These projects will help to boost capacity, enhance grid reliability and improve the security of the power supply. Reinforcement of the power infrastructure will help bring much-needed electricity and support economic and social development in the region,” said ABB Power System head Brice Koch.