Alstom to modernise electricity infrastructure in Iraq

Alstom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development and modernisation of Iraq’s electricity infrastructure.

The agreement covers three major projects.

The first project involves the turnkey supply of a power plant at Bassorah in southern Iraq, which covers engineering, procurement and construction. The power plant will consist of three oil-fired steam units, each with an output of 400MW. The project also includes the supply of 400kV and 132kV gas-insulated substations (GIS).

The second project concerns the rehabilitation of the gas-fired power plant at Najaf, consisting of three GT13D gas turbines, with an overall output of 180MW.

The third project focuses on the supply and supervision of 400kV GIS substations and 132kV GIS and AIS (air-insulated substations) in various locations in Iraq.

In the coming weeks, Alstom will enter into exclusive discussions with the relevant Iraqi authorities for the practical implementation of these projects.