General Electric has secured more than $1.4 billion in orders from Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity to set up power plants totalling over 2 GW as well as provide technology upgrades and maintenance services.
In detail, GE is to set up the Samawa and Dhi Qar Power Plants, which will have a combined capacity of 1.5 GW. In the first phase of the project, GE will install four 9E gas turbines in simple cycle at each site by 2018. The second phase will entail the combined cycle conversion of the 9E units, GE said.
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