Siemens awarded US$314m Iraqi gas-fired power plant contract
11 July, 2019
German engineering giant 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 Chinese engineering procurement and construction firm building the plant, CITIC Construction, and Iraqi developer MPC, part of Raban Al-Safina for Energy Projects (RASEP), awarded the contract valued at more than €280 million (US$314.8 million) to Siemens.
The plant will supply enough electricity to meet the needs of more than three million Iraqis, while also supporting the industrial sector. The independent power project is expected to deliver first power by March 2021 and enter full combined cycle mode by early 2022.
Siemens' scope of supply includes two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, one SST5-4000 steam turbine, and three SGen5-2000H generators, transformers and related electrical equipment, along with SPPA-T3000 control systems.