GE installs 9E gas turbine for Iraq’s Al Qudus Power Plant

GE IraqWith an aim to support Iraq’s energy infrastructure, GE Power has provided an advanced 9E gas turbine to the Ministry of Electricity’s Al Qudus Power Plant

Under the terms of the agreement, GE will also provide up to seven 9E gas turbines at the facility throughout 2019 including maintenance, the supply of parts and rehabilitation.

GE is installing the new gas turbine at the site and it is expected to generate up to an additional 125MW of electricity. The service agreement is expected to maintain a stable supply of up to 875MW of power over the course of the coming year, enhancing the reliability of operations.

Mussab al-Mudarris, director of the media department at the Ministry, said, “The delivery of a new gas turbine at Al Qudus Power Plant and our new services agreement with GE will help deliver much-needed power to the national grid reliably within a short timeframe.”

According to GE, the 9E technology is capable of running on more than 50 different kinds of fuel, which aims to provide the Ministry with the flexibility to operate the unit on the most economical source available and to keep generating power using liquid fuels when gas is unavailable.

This announcement is in line with GE’s ambitious plans to develop Iraq’s power sector. In the north, GE’s teams have been powering liberated areas with the rehabilitation of Mosul’s Al Qayara Power Plant. In central Iraq, the company is helping to set up the country’s largest combined cycle power plant – the three gigawatts Basmaya Power Station – which will also be Iraq’s first digital power plant. In the south, GE’s advanced gas path (AGP) upgrade solution is allowing the Ministry to decrease the downtime of gas turbines, improve availability, enhance performance and lower annual operations and maintenance costs at the Najibiya Power Plant.

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