Alstom to supply GT13E2 gas turbines to Iraq

Eni Iraq has awarded a turnkey contract to Alstom for construction of the 740MW Zubair gas-fired power plant, near Basra in southern Iraq.

Under the €400m contract, Alstom will be responsible for engineering, building and commissioning the plant, as well the supply of key equipment, most notably four highly reliable GT13E2 gas turbines.

In addition, the contract includes technical support and engineering expertise for the project from Alstom's Power Generation headquarters in Baden, Switzerland, and its gas turbine manufacturing facility in Mannheim, Germany.

The plant is expected to support the expansion of the Zubair oil field near Basra.