Turkey's Calık Enerji has started construction of a 750 MW natural gas conversion power plant in northern Iraq's city of Mosul.
According to World Bulletin, Iraqi deputy minister for electricity Saad İbrahim Hammudi, laid the foundations for the new 750 MW Nainawa power station, 60 km south of Mosul. Çalık Holding representatives said the construction of the power plant will be completed in 2012.
The project is being undertaken by Turkish company Calik Enerji, which won the $388.5m contract in March. Six GE Frame 9E gas turbines of 125 MW each will be used to produce electricity for the country.
Calık Enerji also signed a $445.5m contract for the construction of an electric power plant in the central Iraqi city of Karbala. Iraq's deputy premier for energy, Hussein al-Shahrestani, laid the foundations for the new 1250 MW al-Khairat power station in Karbala on May 9.
The power plant is expected to provide about 20 per cent more power for Iraq if completed as scheduled in April 2013. The plant consists of 10 GE gas turbines, each producing 125 MW.
Founded in 1998 as a subsidiary of Calık Holding, Calık Enerji is active in the power system and oil and natural gas sectors. Calık Group commenced its activities in the energy sector through taking part in various power distribution system privatization projects in Turkey.