Keeping the lights on in Kurdistan
Now, residents in Iraq’s Kurdistan region can look forward to an even more reliable electricity supply for their daily lives. GE’s newest multi-million dollar agreement with Mass Global Investment Company, an independent power producer in Northern Iraq, will support Mass Global maintain the high reliability and overall performance of the 18 GE gas turbines installed at the Arbil, Sulaimaniyah and Dohuk power plants, located in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. This will enable Mass Global achieve a reliable supply of much electricity in Iraq’s Northern region.
Mass Global is part of MASS Group Holding Ltd. which focuses its activities in the field of electricity generation providing lives’ necessary power to the community.
The agreement will also support the building of local technical expertise with a tailored training program for over 30 Mass Global engineers. Other key components of the contract include inter-changeability of the latest parts technology for Mass Global’s installed base, joint outage planning to provide the highest reliability and specially expedited parts delivery.
This agreement follows earlier announcements that GE is supplying Frame 9E gas turbines to Arbil, Sulaimaniyah and Dohuk provinces. The GE Frame 9E gas turbines come equipped with flexible fuel handing capabilities, accommodating a wide range of fuels. With these agreements, Mass Global will generate over 2,250 MW of power for the Kurdistan region. This has resulted in increasing the number of hours electricity provided to households from 2 hours per day in 1991 to an overall of 20 hours now.
GE continues to play a key role in supporting the growth of Iraq’s energy sector, and this latest agreement reflects the strong relationships the company has forged with leading utility providers across the country.