Gas- and Oil-Fired Plants in Iraq
Al-Mussaib
Location: Babil
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 4 X 320 MW
Operation: 1987-1988
Fuel: crude oil
Boiler supplier: Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: Parsons
EPC: Hyundai
Quick facts: Also known as Iskandariyah.

Photograph by Sgt Ben Brody and courtesy of Task Force Marne
Re-posted 21 Jun 2008

Doura
Location: Baghdad
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 4 X 160 MW
Operation: 1987-1988
Fuel: oil
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock, Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Siemens, Ansaldo, Tosi

Photograph by Thomas Hartwell and courtesy of US Agency for International Development
Posted 4 Feb 2004

Bayji
Location: Salahuddin
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 6 X 220 MW
Operation: 1988-1998
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Tosi
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
EPC: Ansaldo, Elettra Progetti
Quick facts: This TPP is 200km north of Baghdad on the banks of the Euphrates River. The 400kV switchyard connects to the rest of the Iraqi grid. The photo is from 2003. The U.S. invested over $200mn in restoring the power station to service.

Photograph by Alan Dooley and courtesy of US Army Corp of Engineers
Posted 14 Jun 2008

Khabat
Location: Erbil
Operator: Kurdistan Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 2 X 150 MW
Operation: 2017
Fuel: fuel oil, distillate
Boiler supplier: BHI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Posco, Gama
Quick facts: In Aug 2012, the KRG concluded a IQD 840bn contract with Posco E&C and Korea National Oil Co (KNOC) for this PS and a 400kV transformer project. KNOC financed the work per its 2008 oil-exploration agreement with the KRG. Khabat Town is west of Erbil city and the 400KV transformer project is in Bazyan Town, in Sulaimaniyah province. Photo taken Oct 2015.

Photograph by Koray Ozgurbuz (linkedin)
Posted 12 Dec 2015

South Baghdad
Location: Baghdad
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 2 X 67.5 MW, 4 X 55 MW
Operation: 1965-1983
Fuel: oil
Boiler supplier: FW, CE
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Unit-6 at South Baghdad was one of the first Iraqi generating units back online after the 1991 Persian Gulf War. The plant was rehabilitated in 2004.

Photograph by Thomas Hartwell and courtesy of US Agency for International Development
Posted 4 Feb 2004

Yusufiyah
Location: Salahuddin
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 8 X 210 MW
Operation: construction halted
Fuel: natural gas, heavy oil
Boiler supplier: Taganrog
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Technopromexport
Quick facts: Work on this site dates to the early 1990s. Full-scale construction began in August 2001 and was funded by the UN oil-for-food program. Work was reportedly halted even before the U.S. invasion when the money ran out. The facility was secured and construction was scheduled to restart in mid-2003 but Russian engineers and staff were attacked by local insurgents and the plant compound eventually became a forward patrol-base for Iraqi and US troops. The project is said to be about 20% complete, but much materiel has been looted.

Photograph by James Gordon (flickr)
Posted 21 Jun 2008

   

Al-Zubaidiyah
Location: Wasit
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 4 X 330 MW, 2 X 610 MW
Operation: 2012-2015
Fuel: crude oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Shandong Elec Power Engineering Consulting Inst, Shanghai Electric Power Group, Hubei Electric Power Construction Co, Tianjin Electric Power Construction Co, Jiangxi Thermal Power Construction Co
Quick facts: In Dec 2007, Shanghai Electric Power Group started preparatory works on the first pahse of this TPP north of Kut. Full construction began in Aug 2008 on what was Iraq’s largest greenfield power project since the 2003 war. The $924mn contract with MOE called for the completion of four generating units within 48mos. In the event, the units commissioned from Dec 2012 to Mar 2014. The project had been in planning since 2001 and was originaly designed as 6 X 220 MW. In Nov 2008, China National Petroleum Corp was contracted to develop the nearby Ahdab oil field with daily production of 110,000 bbls, mostly to fuel the new power station. The USD 940mn contract for the Zubaidiyah extension was awarded in Dec 2007. After various delays, the foundation stone was laid in May 2010. The frst set completed its test run on 10 Jun 2015 and the second set was synchronized on 17 Arpr 2015. These are now the largest generating units in Iraq.

Photograph courtesy of Shandong Electric Power Engineering Consulting Institute Corp Ltd
Posted 12 Oct 2016

Abbreviations

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

Updated 12-Oct-2016

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