Gas- and Oil-Fired Plants in Iraq

 

Al-Mussaib
Location: Babil
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 4 X 320 MW
Operation: 1987-1988
Fuel: crude oil
Boiler supplier: Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: Parsons
EPC: Hyundai
Quick facts: Also known as Iskandariyah.

Photograph by Sgt Ben Brody and courtesy of Task Force Marne
Reposted 21 Jun 2008

Doura
Location: Baghdad
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 4 X 160 MW
Operation: 1987-1988
Fuel: oil
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock, Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Siemens, Ansaldo, Tosi

Photograph by Thomas Hartwell and courtesy of US Agency for International Development
Posted 4 Feb 2004

Bayji
Location: Salahuddin
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 6 X 220 MW
Operation: 1988-1998
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Tosi
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
EPC: Ansaldo, Elettra Progetti
Quick facts: This is Iraq's largest conventional power plant and is located 200km north of Baghdad on the banks of the Euphrates River. The 400kV switchyard connects to the rest of the Iraqi grid. The photo is from 2003. The U.S. invested over $200mn in restoring the power station to service

Photograph by Alan Dooley and courtesy of US Army Corp of Engineers
Posted 14 Jun 2008

 

South Baghdad
Location: Baghdad
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 6 X 55 MW
Operation: 1981-1985
Fuel: oil
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE

Photograph by Thomas Hartwell and courtesy of US Agency for International Development
Posted 4 Feb 2004

 

 

Yusufiyah
Location: Salahuddin
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 8 X 210 MW
Operation: construction halted
Fuel: natural gas, heavy oil
Boiler supplier: Taganrog
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Technop[romexport
Quick facts: Work on this site dates to the early 1990s. Full-scale construction began in August 2001 and was funded by the UN oil-for-food program. Work was reportedly halted even before the U.S. invasion when the money ran out. The facility was secured and construction was scheduled to restart in mid-2003 but Russian engineers and staff were attacked by local insurgents and the plant compound eventually became a forward patrol-base for Iraqi and US troops. The project is said to be about 20% complete, but much materiel has been looted

Photograph by James Gordon (flickr)
Posted 21 Jun 2008

Abbreviations: CE = Combustion Engineering, GE = General Electric, T/G = turbine generator

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 10/29/08

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