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|20 February, 2019

GE supplies advanced gas turbine to Iraq power plant

GE is installing the new gas turbine at the site and it is expected to generate up to an additional 125megawatts of electricity

The logo of General Electric is seen at its plant in Baden, Switzerland November 15, 2017.

The logo of General Electric is seen at its plant in Baden, Switzerland November 15, 2017.

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GE Power has provided an advanced 9E gas turbine to the Al Qudus Power Plant in Iraq. GE will also service up to seven GE 9E gas turbines at the facility throughout 2019, including maintenance, supply of parts and rehabilitation.

GE is installing the new gas turbine at the site and it is expected to generate up to an additional 125megawatts (MW) of electricity. The service agreement will enhance the reliability of operations at the plant, helping to maintain a stable supply of up to 875megawatts (MW) of power over the course of the coming year.

Mussab al-Mudarris, director of the Media Department of Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity, said: “We made a promise to the people of Iraq to bring efficient power online as soon as possible. One of the fastest ways to deliver on this promise is to enhance the productivity of existing power generation facilities. GE, with its large installed base of power generation equipment across Iraq, can help us meet this objective. The delivery of a new gas turbine at Al Qudus Power Plant and our new services agreement with GE will help deliver much-needed power to the national grid reliably within a short timeframe.”

GE’s 9E technology is capable of running on more than 50 different kinds of fuel. This allows the MOE the flexibility it needs to operate the unit on the most economical source available and to keep generating power using liquid fuels when gas is unavailable.

“It is essential to bring quick, proven and efficient solutions to help the Ministry of Electricity strengthen the country’s power infrastructure,” said Joseph Anis, president and CEO of GE’s Power Services business in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.“Since 2011,GE has brought more than 14 gigawatts of power online across the country, and we remain committed to delivering the power technologies of the future to keep supporting the progress of the Iraqi people.” – TradeArabia News Service

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