Sometimes, A Renovation Can Be Transformative
Whether a country is looking to boost economic development or recover from conflict, one of the most urgent priorities is providing citizens with sufficient and reliable electricity. That’s why GE is in Mosul, Iraq working to renovate a 750 megawatts (MW) power plant.
With a goal of restoring plant operations by the end of the year, GE is working with the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity to repair six GE 9E gas turbines at the Al-Qayara Power Plant, as well as to replace a damaged oil treatment system and fuel tanks, and carry out other restoration works on the balance of plant equipment.
Mussab Almudaris, the official spokesperson of the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity, said, “One of our top priorities for Mosul is to rebuild the city’s electricity infrastructure and strengthen power production to meet the everyday needs of our citizens. We value the support extended by GE Power, which was one of the first companies to join our reconstruction efforts.”
“Basic infrastructure services such as the reliable supply of power are essential to stabilize the region, facilitate the return of displaced populations and stimulate the local economy,” said Joseph Anis, President & CEO of GE’s Power Services business in Africa, India and the Middle East. “The Al Qayara Power Plant is an essential part of Mosul’s power infrastructure and we are committed to working with the Ministry of Electricity to accelerate repair and restoration works so the site can start to generate power again within the year.”
The Al-Qayara Power Plant is an essential part of Mosul’s power infrastructure. Commencing operations in 2013, it was damaged by militants in 2016 and has been out of operation since then.
The power plant renovation is just the latest example of GE’s contributions toward building Iraq’s power sector. Other examples include providing fast-track power for the emergency restoration of electricity in distressed areas; converting power plants from simple cycle to combined cycle configuration; multi-year service contracts to improve the reliability and efficiency of operations; upgrade solutions to increase the availability, output and efficiency of the existing installed power generation asset base; digital industrial solutions to monitor, analyze, predict and enhance equipment health; and equipping and setting up electric substations to strengthen the national grid.
GE is showcasing these efforts around developing Iraq’s power infrastructure and exhibiting its leading portfolio of solutions at the Iraq Energy Exhibition and Conference during April 2-4, 2018.
Read more stories here about how GE is supporting the power sector in Iraq and across the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Pakistan region.