CCGT Power Plants in Iraq
Al-Khairat
Location: Karbala
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 10 X 125-MW 9001E gas turbines
Operation: 2013
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil, diesel oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Calik Enerji
Quick Facts: The foundaton stone for this $445.5mn project was laid on 9 May 2011. In Jul 2011, Alstom received a $116mn contract for GIS substations and power transformers for the Al-Khairat and Nainawa GT projects.

Photograph courtesy of GE
Re-posted 19 Jan 2017

Al-Rasheed Substation
Location: Baghdad
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 2 X 47-MW SGT-800 gas turbines
Operation: 2012-2013
Fuel: diesel oil
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Vitzrosys Co, PEW Group
Quick facts: This project is at the 400kV AL-Rasheed Substation. Unit-2 was handed over on 12 Feb 2013.

Photograph courtesy of PEW Group
Posted 4 Dec 2013

Al-Sadr
Location: Baghdad
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 2 X 162-MW V94.2V5 gas turbines
Operation: 2011
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: Tuga, Pars
EPC: Ameran Ofogh, Mapna, Sanir Company
Quick Facts: In July 2007, a consortium of Iranian companies won an international tender to build a gas-fired power plant in Sadr City, a congested urban district in eastern Baghdada with population of some 2.5mn. About $150mn was invested in the project.

Photograph courtesy of Mapna
Posted 9 Jul 2016

Al-Taji Rebuild
Location: Salahuddin
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 3 X 25-MW H-25 gas turbines
Operation: 2007
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: Hitachi
EPC: Tomen
Quick Facts: This site is about 30km north of Baghdad. It was originally developed from 1976-78 with 16 dual-fuel GTs. In Jan 2006, Hitachi received an order to replace Units 2,3, and 5, all 20-MW, Hitachi-supplied PG5341 machines, with new H-25 turbines. This project was funded by the Japanese government.

Photograph courtesy of Hitachi
Posted 20 Sep 2009

Bayji GT
Location: Salahuddin
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 4 X 159 MW V94.2 gas turbines
Operation: 2003-2006
T/G supplier: BHEL
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
EPC: BHEL, Siemens, Bechtel, Oedebrecht-Austin JV, US Army Corps of Engineers, Rotring
Quick Facts: Plant development started by BHEL in 1999 under the Food for Oil Program. It is the only GT power station in the world designed and equipped to burn four different types of fuel -- HFO, crude oil, distillate, and sour gas. All fuel systems were designed and delivered by Rotring Engineering GmbH.

Photograph courtesy of Rotring Engineering
Re-posted 9 Sep 2006

Bazian
Location: Sulaymaniyah
Operator: Qaiwan Group
Configuration: 4 X 125 MW 9E.03 gas turbines
Operation: 2016
Fuel: natural gas, distillate
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: ENKA
Quick facts: This PS is located between Chamchamal and Sulaymaniyah at an elevation of approximately 950m. The plant has a 132kV air insulated switchyard to connect to the KRG-MOE grid. Qaiwan has a PPA with KRG-MOE. The plant is planned for conversion to combined-cycle operation.

Photograph courtesy of ENKA
Posted 14 Sep 2016

Besmaya
Location: Baghdad
Operator: Mass Group Holding Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 750-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 9F.03 gas turbines
Operation: 2017-2018
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: ENKA
Quick facts: This project is sited about 40km southeast of the capital and scheduled for build-out to 3 GW. Work started in early 2015. In Sep 2016, GE signed a $520mn LTSA with Mass Group. The four GTs went commercial in simple-cycle on 11 Apr 2017. This is the first complete IPP in Iraq outside the Kurdistan region. Power is evacuated through 400KV and 132KV switchyards

Photograph courtesy of GE
Re-posted 12 Apr 2017

Dohuk
Location: Dohuk
Operator: Mass Group Holding Ltd
Configuration: 8 X 125 MW 9001E gas turbines
Operation: 2010-2013
Fuel: diesel oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: ABB Germany
Quick facts: Dohuk PS is nearl Sumel 35km fro Dohuk CIty. The first unit went online on 18 Dec 2010 and the last unit on 14 Aug 2013. ABB Sweden supplied, installed, and commissioned the 132 KV switchyard. The dual-fuel GTs have been running on diesel since startup.

Photograph courtesy of Mass Group Holding Ltd
Posted 11 Sep 2016

Erbil
Location: Erbil
Operator: Mass Group Holding Ltd
Configuration: 8 X 125 MW 9001E gas turbines
Operation: 2008-2011
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Lahmeyer
Quick facts: This IPP is in southern Erbil governorate, 22km from Erbil City center. Work began in Jan 2007 and Phase I of four machines completd in May 2008. Four additional trubines were completed in 2011. Gas is supplied from the Khormor field. The project includes a 132kV substation built by ABB and ten tie-lines to the Kurdish grid of northern Iraq.

Photograph courtesy of Mass Group Holding Ltd
Posted 27 Nov 2013

Mulla Abdulla New
Location: Ta'Mim
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 6 X 37 MW 6001 gas turbines
Operation: 2007
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Nanjing, Sichuan Dongfang Electric Corp
EPC: CMEC

Photograph courtesy of US Army Corps of Engineers
Posted 15 Sep 2004

Nainawa
Location: Ninevah
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 6 X 125-MW 9001E gas turbines
Operation: 2013
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Calik Enerji
Quick Facts: This $388.5mn power station is at Kasek, 60km south of Mosul. Construction began in May 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Calik Enerji
Posted 12 May 2013

Rumaila
Location: Basrah
Operator: Basrah Investment Commission (BIC)
Configuration: 5 X 292-MW SGT5-4000F gas turbines
Operation: 2014
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: PEW Group
Quick facts: Work at Rumaila got underway in Feb 2011. First fire was on 25 Nov 2013.

Photograph courtesy of PEW Group
Posted 4 Dec 2013

 
Sulaymaniyah
Location: Sulaymaniyah
Operator: Mass Group Holding Ltd
Configuration: 8 X 125 MW 9001E gas turbines
Operation: 2009-2011
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
T/G supplier: GE, BHEL
EPC: GE, ABB, Albilal Group
Quick facts: In early 2008, MGH was contracted by the Ministry of Electricity (MoE) of the Kurdistan Region to build SGPS on a BOO basis in the Chamchamal area, about 60km northwest of Sulaymaniyah City. The project includes a 132kV substation built by ABB and eight tie-lines to the Kurdish grid of northern Iraq.

Photograph courtesy of Mass Group Holding Ltd
Posted 27 Nov 2013

Taza Substation Unit-2
Location: Kirkuk
Operator: Basrah Investment Commission (BIC)
Configuration: 1 X 292-MW SGT5-4000F gas turbines
Operation: 2013
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: PEW Group
Quick facts: Work at Taza got underway in Dec 2011 and the unit was opened on 30 Nov 2013.

Photograph courtesy of PEW Group
Posted 4 Dec 2013

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 12-Apr-2017

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