Siemens wins $318m contract for Iraq’s 840MW Maisan power plant

RASEP Power Plant

German firm to deliver gas and steam turbines and generators for the Maisan Combined Cycle Power Plant in Iraq

German engineering firm Siemens has won a $318.3m (AED284m) contract to supply gas and steam turbines and generators, and provide long-term power generation services, for the 840 MW Maisan Combined Cycle Power Plant that Maisan Power Company (MPC) — part of Raban Al-Safina for Energy Projects (Rasep) — is developing in Iraq, with Citic Construction Co building the project.

Siemens said in a statement that the independent power project (IPP) was expected to generate power starting March 2021, and would be fully operational by the beginning of 2022, fulfilling the electricity requirements of more than three million people in Iraq.

Under the contract, Siemens will deliver two STG5-4000F gas turbines, one SST5-4000 I-L steam turbine, and three SGEN5-2000H generators for the Iraqi project.

The company will also supply automation and control systems, transformers and related electrical equipment, and a fuel gas system, in addition to providing supervision services at the time of implementation.

Commenting on the contract, chief executive officer of Siemens Middle East and the UAE, Dietmar Siersdorfers, said: “We will provide vocational training for up to 1,000 Iraqis to develop a pipeline of talented local workforce who can contribute to the New Iraq.”