The Siemens Sector Energy has secured a contract from Iraq for the supply of key components for the expansion of the country’s power system. The purchaser is the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity. The order volume is approximately US$2 billion. Siemens is supplying a total of 16 gas turbines with a total capacity of 3150 MW.
The company’s scope of supplies and services also comprises high-voltage switchgear and transformers in addition to the electrical balance of plant, as well as the instrumentation and control systems for the power plants. Siemens will be supplying the components.
The plants will be erected by the customer or by general contractors. The new gas power plants will run on natural gas or oil and are to be built at the following locations: Rumaila-Basra, Taza-Kirkuk, Dibis-Kirkuk, Baiji and Sadder-Baghdad.