Items like turbines, generators and ancillary power systems will be supplied by Siemens to the KAR Construction and Engineering Company for the construction of a power plant in Iraq and the contract worth about $131 million. Khormala facility which is only 25 kilometers from Erbil will produce the electricity required by the local population of more than 4 million.
This power firm is assigned for the supply of its SGT5-2000E gas turbines, auxiliary and ancillary systems along with four of its SGeb5-100A generators.
According to the CEO of the Middle East branch of Siemens Energy, Mr. Dietmar Siersdorfer, Iraq is going for a period of development and it has the challenge of providing power to all its homes. Siemens has a long history with both Iraq and the greater Middle East. The company is completely committed to support the efforts made by Iraq to meet these challenges as a technology partner the country can rely upon. It will provide innovative products and service solution to the country and that will be good for its extensive portfolio as well.
The power plant of Khormala will generate about 640 MW of electricity finally and it is the very first power project which will be constructed and operated by the KAR group.
In early August, Siemens had announced that it has go another contract for supplying engineering and procurement services for a simple cycle power plant which is being constructed in the southern part of Iraq.