Cummins gensets to power Iraq villa development

Local distributor wins contract for new residential complex in Erbil.

Cummins, Iraq, News

The Cummins Power Generation distributor in Iraq, Modern Iraq Company for Trading Agencies (MICTA), has installed a self-generation power solution in another residential area of Erbil – the second major project MICTA has undertaken for the Hemn Group of companies.

The newly constructed Italian City 2 housing complex in the northeast of the country has been provided with a reliable standby power solution that meets requirements for air quality and noise level.

MICTA served as mechanical and electrical contractor for the project, and also designed the generator set room.
The system is based around 13 enclosed Cummins Power Generation generator sets operating in parallel, equipped with PowerCommand® PCC3201P and PCC3.3 controls and supplied complete with medium voltage switchgear, control and power cabling and fuel tanks.

The 0.4 kV generator sets are nine C2250D5 and four C1100D5 units, using Cummins QSK60-G4 and QST30-G4 engines. MICTA supplied and installed 0.4/33 kV step-up transformers – nine 2000 kVA and four 1,000 kVA – and a single 33/0.4 kV step-down transformer.

The total power requirement of 22 MW for the 750,000 m2 site is for 2,500 villas of four types, with their own primary school, public gardens, health center, supermarket, mosque, administrative center and all sewage and electrical systems.

Following the popularity of the first Italian City project, Hemn Group is expecting an enthusiastic response from prospective buyers.


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