Alstom wins major Iraq energy contract
Baghdad, July 4, 2011
Alstom Grid said it has won a 80 million euros ($116 million) contract from Turkish energy company Calik Energy to supply electrical transmission equipment for its plant in Iraq.
A leader in power generation, transmission and rail infrastructure, Alstom said these equipment will be installed in two power plants being built in Iraq by Calik Energy.
The contract, that includes the supply of GIS substations and power transformers, has been signed within the framework of the Ministry of Electricity’s “Mega Deal ” project to add more than 10,000 MW of power generation capacity in the country, the company said in a statement.
Upon completion, the substations and related equipments supplied by Alstom Grid to transmit electricity from the Al-Khairat and Nainawa’s gas-fired power plants will contribute to develop the region by transmitting an additional 2000 MW of new generation capacity through the grid.
The project commissioning is scheduled for June next year with a second phase planned in October.
This contract is considered the largest for Alstom Grid in Iraq.
The natural gas/ fuel oil power plants are critical to meeting Iraq’s growing demand for energy during the period of reconstruction and rebuilding, said a top official.
Michel Augonnet, senior vice president Alstom Grid, pointed out that Iraq was one of the most dynamic countries in the region with major construction plans in infrastructure, oil & gas and utilities.
'Alstom is proud to support Iraq’s economic development and intends to enhance its strategic partnerships, by bringing expertise close to the customer. This project demonstrates Alstom’s ability to respond to ever-greater needs with customer-valued solutions,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service