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Gas Turbines, Generators A Plenty

Siemens supplying equipment for Northern Iraq power plant

Posted on September 12, 2012

Siemens will supply the 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 Co. Ltd., which is constructing the plant for the independent power producer KAR Group, headquartered in the city of Erbil, the region’s capital. Commissioning is scheduled for 2013. The order value for Siemens is more than €100 million.

The four-unit Khormala gas turbine power plant is located 25 km south of Erbil, which falls under the administrative authority of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

With an installed electrical generating capacity of 640 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, Siemens said.