The plant will consist of four units and will be constructed under a turnkey contract, covering delivery of equipment and civil works.
The plant will provide enough electricity to the entire Diyala Governorate and a part of Baghdad, located 80km away from the plant. The first unit of the plant is scheduled to be operational in early 2013.
“Alstom is proud to be participating in the reconstruction of Iraq’s energy infrastructure,” said senior vice president of Alstom’s gas business said Mark Coxon. “I am positive that our superior gas turbine technology, offering outstanding availability and reliability, will support the country in building up secure electricity supplies for the future.”
In July 2010, Alstom chairman and CEO Patrick Kron signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Electricity for the development and modernisation of Iraq’s electricity infrastructure. Under this MoU, Alstom is currently rehabilitating a unit of the Najaf gas-fired power station, 160 km south of Baghdad. The unit was out of operation for five years.