Siemens wins Baiji power plant contract in Iraq
Company to supply spare parts to the 600MW plant
Siemens Energy has been awarded a long-term agreement to perform service and maintenance at the 600 megawatt (MW) Baiji gas power plant, located in the Salah al-Din governorate in Iraq. Under terms of the contract, signed with Iraq's Ministry of Electricity, Siemens will supply and deliver spare parts for the plant's four SGT5-2000E gas turbines as well as perform significant upgrades, remote monitoring and diagnostic services and field service for an initial period of four years.The upgrades include the major overhauls of the SGT5-2000E turbines with state-of-the-art Siemens' 3-dimensional blades and vanes (Si3D). The integration of the Siemens Si3D blades and vanes provides the Baiji Gas Power Plant with optimal technical and economic benefits."As the development of Iraq's long-term energy infrastructure gathers pace, it is increasingly important that the country's power-producing assets are performing optimally," said Karim Amin, Head of Siemens Energy Service in the Middle East. "This latest agreement at the Baiji gas power plant will deliver a solution that increases the efficiency and reliability of the facility, while additionally reducing its emissions and the lifecycle costs of the plant."