Siemens wins $319mn contract for Maisan Combined Cycle Power Plant

Plant will supply enough electricity supply for more than three million Iraqis and the industrial sector

Siemens has won a $319 million contract to provide gas and steam turbines, generators, and long-term power generation services for the Maisan Combined Cycle Power Plant in Iraq. The 840MW project will take shape in the Maisan Governorate and is expected to first deliver power by March 2021 and enter full combined cycle operation in early 2022.

According to a statement, the contract was awarded jointly by Citic Construction Company, the EPC firm building the plant, and Iraqi developer Maisan Power Company (MPC), a part of Raban Al-Safina for Energy Projects (RASEP), which is owned by Raban Al Safina Group.

“Iraq is undergoing economic transformation and as the country embarks on a series of ambitious infrastructure projects, efficient and reliable electricity will be essential to powering this development. With over 100 years of presence in the country, we are proud to support the generation of half of Iraq’s power supply. We are also committed to providing vocational training for up to 1,000 Iraqis to develop a pipeline of talented local workforce who can contribute to the New Iraq,” said Dietmar Siersdorfer, Siemens (Middle East and UAE) CEO.

Siemens will provide two STG5-4000F gas turbines, one SST5-4000 I-L steam turbine, three SGEN5-2000H generators, along with automation and control systems, transformers and related electrical equipment, the fuel gas system, and supervision during the implementation period by the Siemens team, the statement said.

“MCCPP project will be one of the unique projects of a series of power generation projects in Iraq’s history due to combining innovative German technology with an experience Chinese EPC service provider. We are confident with such a strong team will enable us to deliver a successful project that will benefit millions of Iraqis,” added Raban Al-Safina Group chairman Saadi Saihood.

Karim Amin, CEO of power generation at Siemens AG remarked, “This project will mark an important milestone in the power generation domain in Iraq. The state-of-the-art power island that will be installed by Siemens, including the latest technology of F-class Gas Turbines, will turn Maisan power plant into the most efficient gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Iraq. This is very critical for the economics of the long-term operations and the effective utilization of fuel.”

Siemens says that it will also leverage its Power Diagnostics Services (RDS) solution for the project. It combines asset data with industry expertise to deliver information that allows faster and accurate predictive analysis for effective decisions, the statement notes. Amin says that this enables improved operational planning to increase availability, mitigate risks and optimize operational costs.

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