Siemens will supply Khormala gas turbine power plant in northern Iraq with four SGT5-2000E gas turbines and four SGen5-100A generators along with the associated auxiliary and ancillary systems. The customer is the KAR Construction and Engineering Company Ltd., which is erecting the Khormala plant for the independent power producer KAR Group headquartered in the city of Erbil. Commissioning is scheduled for 2013. The order value for Siemens is worth more than USD129m.
The four-unit Khormala gas turbine power plant is located 25 kilometers south of Erbil, the region's capital, which falls under the administrative authority of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). With an installed electrical generating capacity of 640 megawatts (MW), this is the first major power plant project for the KAR Group, who will also operate the facility. Plant output is enough to meet roughly one quarter of the region's power demand, delivering electricity to over four million people.
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Earlier this year, Dietmar Siersdorfer, Siemens Energy CEO, Middle East, said:
“Iraq is facing acute and critical challenges in providing reliable power to all the country’s residents and Siemens is fully committed to assisting the Ministry of Electricity in meeting those challenges.
“We have a long history in Iraq and the wider Middle East, and understand that this is an issue of utmost importance to the Ministry and the people of Iraq. With our complete portfolio of proven products and service solutions, we are well-positioned to address this issue.”