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Economy News - Baghdad
General Electric, the American industrial and technological company, revealed the direct connection of two GT13E2 gas turbines at the Zubair station, south of Basra, noting that 1675 thousand megawatts have been added since last December.
Joseph Anis, President and CEO of General Electric’s Energy Services and Gas Energy Systems Business Unit in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, said in a statement received by Al-Eqtisad News that adding electric power to the national grid in Iraq is very important to get rid of The power outages facing the people of Iraq, adding to that, the two turbines will be able together to generate up to 300 megawatts of electrical energy. It is expected to complete construction and construction work at the station in 2021, and it will be equipped with four GT13E2 gas turbines. Together they will generate up to 700 megawatts when completed. "
He added that General Electric is proud of its continuing development of the electric power sector in Iraq. Since December of 2019, it has been able to add up to 1675 megawatts to enhance the country's electric power capacity, and we have provided modernization, repair and maintenance services to many facilities and stations to ensure that the current power stations generate up to 4,325 megawatts of reliable electrical energy. Our work teams continue to provide the sector with all possible means of support in the various regions of Iraq, even in the most difficult ones, including the areas affected by the conflicts that took place in the country such as Mosul and Diyala, achieving daily achievements, enabling us to fulfill our commitment to support The growth and prosperity of everyone in Iraq. "
Anis explained, "The permanent ownership of the Zubair power generation station is with the Basra Oil Company, located in the Zubair oil field, about 20 kilometers from Basra. ENI Iraq BV is responsible for developing the oil field, and it has awarded General Electric a contract to provide services. Engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of the electric power plant The company has continued to work on this project despite the great challenges posed by the "Covid-19" pandemic, as it has taken care to implement strict measures and procedures to contain the outbreak of the disease at the work site, including checking the temperature of employees, And the distribution of personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves, with the imposition to wear them on a mandatory basis, and awareness sessions were organized for all work staff to familiarize them with the disease and ways to prevent it, "indicating that"Through commitment within an organized work environment, and the application of the finest health and safety protocols, the project has been able to date to accomplish more than 6 million work hours without any wasting time injuries.
Anis concluded his speech by saying, "Despite the progress we have made to date, we realize our need to do more to meet the growing needs for electric power in Iraq. Therefore, we find our work teams ready to continue cooperation with the concerned parties from the public and private sectors to develop the energy sector and enable it to meet the needs of Today and future generations are in Iraq, as we continue to adopt the highest standards of quality and safety. "
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