ENKA's Sulaymaniyah 1,500 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant in Iraq has been recognized as the Global Best Project of 2017 by Engineering News-Record (ENR) under the Power/Industrial category.
Constructed between 2013 and 2016, the plant is designed to work on two types of fuel – natural gas as the primary and diesel as the secondary source, and will utilize the exhaust heat produced by the existing Sulaymaniyah Gas Power Station. Each block consists of four HRSGs, a GE steam turbine generator set, and a 40-cell Air Cooled Condenser (ACC) System.
Engineering News-Record (widely known as ENR) is an American weekly magazine that provides news, analysis, data and opinion for the construction industry worldwide.
The ENR Global Best Projects Awards focus on the challenges, risks and rewards of designing and constructing in other countries.
ENR judges look at projects in many markets and examine safety performance, innovations, challenges, and design and construction quality, with a special emphasis on the diversity of global project teams and their collaboration.
They also consider how the project benefits the local community and/or the construction industry.