Nasiriyah 40 MW Black Start Power Plant - Iraq

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Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location: Nasiriyah, Iraq

Following the 2003 war in Iraq, POWER provided engineering for a new black start unit at a large oil-fired power plant the town of Nasiriyah in southern Iraq. We provided key support to the prime contractor and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the initial phase to define the 40 MW Nasiriyah B gas turbine plant by evaluating and selecting a suitable site. The gas turbine unit serves as a black start unit for the thermal plant and is also used for peaking power production. The plant was installed on an extremely fast-track schedule as part of the urgent infrastructure reconstruction after the war. POWER’s scope included site identification, conceptual design, identification of available equipment, procurement and expediting, detailed design, and field engineering to support during construction.