(MENAFN) German electrical engineering firm Siemens has won a USD128 million supply contract from KAR Construction and Engineering Ltd. for its under-construction of Khormala gas turbine power plant in Iraq's Kurdistan, the company said in a press release.
Siemens said it will provide Khormala plant, 25 km south of Erbil, with four SGT5-2000E gas turbines and four SGen5-100A generators in addition to the associated auxiliary and ancillary systems.
The power plant, to be commissioned next year, is the first major power plant project for the KAR Group, who will also operate the facility.
The plant has enough capacity to meet almost one quarter of the region's power demand, delivering electricity to over four million people.
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