Siemens has received an order to supply the key components and long-term power generation services for the 840MW Maisan combined cycle power plant in Iraq. The €280 million contract was awarded to Siemens by CITIC Construction , the Chinese EPC firm building the plant, and the Iraqi developer MPC. The project is part of the Raban Al-Safina for Energy Projects.
The IPP is expected to deliver first power by March 2021, and enter full combined cycle mode by early 2022.
The Siemens scope of supply includes two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, one SST5-4000 steam turbine, and three SGen5-2000H generators, along with the SPPA-T3000 control system, transformers and related electrical equipment, and the fuel gas system. Siemens will also utilise its Power Diagnostics Services (PDS), part of the Omnivise Digital Services portfolio. The company’s PDS solution combines asset data with industry experience to deliver information that allows faster and accurate predictive analysis. This enables improved operational planning to increase availability, mitigate risks, and optimise operational costs.
Siemens and the Ministry of Electricity of Iraq recently signed an implementation agreement to start the execution of the roadmap for rebuilding Iraq’s power sector. As part of the implementation agreement, they agreed on the awarding of contracts valued at approximately €700 million for phase 1 of the roadmap. This includes the EPC construction of a 500MW gas-fired power plant in Zubaidiya, the upgrade of 40 gas turbines with upstream cooling systems, and the installation of 13 132kV substations and 34 transformers across Iraq.