Who said destroying Iraq wasn't profitable? Alstom wins $549m Iraq power plant contract
Alstom, a global leader in power generation, has secured a contract worth nearly 400 million euros ($549 million) from Eni Iraq BV to build a 740 MW1 Zubair gas-fired power plant, near Basra in southern Iraq.
For this turnkey project, Alstom will be responsible for engineering, building and commissioning the plant as well as supplying key equipment - most notably four highly reliable GT13E2 gas turbines.
Technical support and engineering expertise for the project will come from Alstom’s Power Generation headquarters in Baden, Switzerland, and its German gas turbine manufacturing facility in Mannheim.
Commenting on the win, Alstom senior VP (Gas Business) Steve Meszaros said: “Capturing the Zubair project is another confirmation of Alstom’s strong presence in Iraq’s gas-fired power generation sector. As the country pushes forward with reconstruction and expansion efforts, Alstom is yet again there to work with partners to assist in modernising Iraqi infrastructure.”
According to him, the plant will support the expansion of the Zubair oil field near Basra.
This project will make Alstom the only original equipment manufacturer to have secured more than one engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract in Iraq, following its success securing the similar Al Mansurya plant project north-east of Baghdad in 2011.