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GE Technology Powers Baghdad Plant

Posted on June 1, 2012

The Taji power plant, the greater Baghdad area project that features GE technology, has started producing electricity to help Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity (MOE) meet the country’s energy needs. The Iraq MOE commissioned the new facility, which is located 20 km northeast of Baghdad.

GE supplied four Frame 6B gas turbines for the Taji plant, which is generating enough electricity to support about 160 000 households, the company said. GE is also supplying similar equipment for two other new power plants in Hilla and Karbala. Those plants are expected to enter service this year.

Concurrently, GE is supplying the Iraqi MOE an additional 56 gas turbines for projects across Iraq that are expected to enter service this year. The turbines will add more than 7000 MW of electricity to support the expansion of the country’s energy infrastructure and help fuel future economic growth, GE said.

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