BASRA / Aswat al-Iraq: ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a $60 million contract from Shell Gas Iraq B.V.
to build a new power plant in Basra in southern Iraq.
"Shell signed has signed a contract with Italy's ABB to set up a 50 MW-power plant in Basra in Khour al-Zubair region," Jasser Hantar said at a press conference in Sheraton hotel on Thursday.
The power plant will be operated by the Basra Gas Company, a joint venture company to be set up as part of the Iraq, South Gas Project, following signature of the main project agreements in November 2011.
The project includes the rehabilitation of the existing facilities and addition of new facilities.
ABB’s optimized technical solution and ability to execute the project on a tight schedule were both important factors that contributed to its success in winning this order.
The Khour Al Zubair project is part of an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract to build a power plant with a total capacity of 50 megawatt (MW), which will feed electricity to the facilities of the Basra Gas Company.
ABB will be responsible for the overall project management, engineering, procurement, construction, supervision, commissioning and start-up services, as well as performance.
The plant is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2013.