General Electric: 3 essentials that Iraq needs to advance the electricity reality

General Electric: 3 essentials that Iraq needs to advance the electricity reality

06/06/2021 10:56:04

General Electric - 3 essentials that Iraq needs to advance the electricity realityThe American General Electric Energy Company has identified 3 basics that Iraq needs to advance the reality of electric energy during the next stage.

And the CEO of the company in Iraq, Rashid Al-Janabi, said in a statement that Al-Furat News received a copy of it, that “Iraq is currently facing a major challenge in energy resources, but there are many qualified solutions to address this shortage, and (General Electric) has innovative and reliable technologies. To contribute to bridging the gap within the Iraqi energy sector, and that these solutions support the plan set by the Iraqi government to improve the electricity situation in the country.

He added, “Iraq needs to add energy to the national grid by developing and building new stations, improving operations and performance in the current stations used for power generation, and enhancing the performance and stability of the national electricity network, and all of this falls within multi-axial tracks.”

Al-Janabi indicated that “the power plants, which operate today on the simple cycle, can be converted to the combined cycle to enhance their production capacity by up to 50% without the need to use additional fuel or increase their emissions, citing the example of the Basmaya plant, which operates in the combined cycle with General Electric units, which is the largest power plant today. And the most efficient in Iraq,” he said, noting that “Iraq can benefit from its natural gas resources and convert it into fuel to produce electricity by building giant plants and using dozens of HA gas turbines manufactured by General Electric, which are the most efficient globally to meet the future need for energy in Iraq. Iraq”.

He explained that maintaining and maintaining what Iraq produces today, and carrying out repair and service operations in electric power plants in various parts of it, can result in maintaining the supply of more than 8,000 megawatts of electric power, to meet the peak demand during the summer.

He stressed that the Iraqi energy transmission network can be strengthened by building secondary stations, which contribute to opening bottlenecks, especially in densely populated areas, in addition to transferring the energy produced from stations to cities and governorates, and we are also working to link the network with the Kingdom of Jordan, in a step that will contribute significantly. In removing the pressures placed on the network and supplying electric power according to the highest levels of reliability.

Regarding the possibility of establishing electrical and secondary stations in the liberated areas such as Mosul, Anbar and Salah al-Din, al-Janabi said: “Work is underway to build secondary stations in Mosul and Salah al-Din to support the stability of the network in these areas after they were damaged, knowing that GE was one of the first companies to enter the liberated areas.” .