GE (NYSE: GE) has signed a contract with ENKA to supply four 9E gas turbines and one steam turbine for the Bazyan power plant, a new 750-MW combined-cycle power plant being developed by Qaiwan Group in the Kurdistan region in Iraq.
“The Bazyan power plant is expected to address the growing demand for power in the Kurdistan region. Our objective is to enhance its operations through a combined-cycle plant with reliable and advanced technologies that contribute to greater efficiency in the long run,” said Saad Hassan, CEO of Qaiwan Company.
In the Kurdistan region, GE’s turbines has supported more than 90 percent of the electricity generated, supplying approximately 20 hours of power a day. The new facility marks the fourth power project, in the region, that GE is supporting with its heavy-duty gas turbine technologies. The three other facilities: Erbil, Sulaiymaniyah and Dohuk plants, powered by 24 GE 9E gas turbines, produce more than 3,000-MW.