GE has signed a $250m contract which will see it bring its power sector digital solutions to Iraq for the first time.

The multi-year deal is with Iraq’s Mass Energy Group and covers operation and maintenance services plus advanced digital industrial solutions for the 3 GW gas-fired Basmaya power plant.Basmaya power plant in Iraq

GE already has an agreement with Mass Energy to provide Basmaya with eight units of its advanced 9FA gas turbines and four units of its C7 steam turbines.

The Basmaya plant is 40 km east of Baghdad and is being developed in two phases, with each delivering 1500 MW.

Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity Ahmad Ismail said Basmaya “is a milestone project”.

“In addition to meeting the surging demand for power from the Iraqi people, the plant will support the country’s focus on building its infrastructure and strengthening local industries. The power plant will feed the national grid, benefiting all sections of the community.”

Joe Anis, president of GE’s Power Services business in the Middle East and Africa, said the new deal “highlights GE’s long-term commitment to Iraq”.

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