Paris, July 28, 2010 — Patrick Kron, CEO of Alstom, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Minister of Oil and Electricity, Hussein Sharestani, in the presence of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, for the development and modernization of Iraq’s electricity infrastructure. The agreement covers three major projects.
The first project involves the turnkey supply of a power plant at Bassorah in southern Iraq, which covers engineering, procurement and construction.
The power plant will consist of three oil-fired steam units, each with an output of 400 MW. The project also includes the supply of 400 kV and 132 kV gas insulated substations.
The second project concerns the rehabilitation of the gas-fired power plant at Najaf, consisting of three GT13D gas turbines, with an overall output of 180 MW.
The third project focuses on the supply and supervision of 400 kV GIS substations and 132 kV GIS & AIS (Air Insulated Substations) in various locations in Iraq.
In the coming weeks, Alstom will enter into exclusive discussions with the relevant Iraqi authorities for the practical implementation of these projects.