Progress for people

our commitment, our future

With 300+ employees and country-wide operations, we are proud to partner with the government and people to help build modern Iraq.

POWERING IRAQ FORWARD

Iraq’s largest power plant is getting even bigger

Phase 3 of the Besmaya power plant project is under way: In coordination with the Iraqi Ministry of Energy and Mass Energy Group Holding (MGH), GE will provide 4 gas turbines and 4 generators to MGH, boosting the Besmaya plant’s electricity output from 3,000 MW to 4,500 MW—and adding 1,500 MW to the national grid to help meet the needs of Iraq’s residents and the country’s growing economy.

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GE’s power projects in Iraq

A trusted partner for decades

Our presence in Iraq is based on a history of trust, partnership, and success. Together, we can continue our work to elevate the Iraqi electricity sector and develop new infrastructure and power generation solutions. 

 

Addressing Iraq’s near and long-term needs

GE is committed to work with Iraq to address more than just energy needs. The Principles of Cooperation (POC) signed between the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity and GE starts with increased power but extends far beyond electricity. Access to affordable, reliable, and more sustainable power not only affects the immediate quality of life for the average Iraqi, but also acts as a springboard to address and mitigate the socioeconomic challenges of today and tomorrow.

POWER GENERATION
Increase power capacity with new generation, upgrades, rehabilitation, and maintenance services
  • Secure the availability of 7 GW that are currently operating and deliver 1.5 GW of additional power by 2019 through fast power technologies and upgrades at existing power plant sites – the equivalent electricity needed to supply up to 1.5 million additional Iraqi homes.
  • Bring a total of 14 GW of new power generation capacity online to support growing power consumer needs.
  • Help the government realize savings and recover losses of up to $3 billion per year.
  • Integrate the capture of flared gas and power generation using GE’s advanced gas-to-power technologies.
TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION
Strengthen the national grid from North to South
  • Improve grid availability and lower transmission losses.
  • Build a centralized energy management system covering generation, transmission and distribution.
  • Develop modern substations and overhead lines across the country.
LOCAL CAPABILITIES
Advanced facilities, skills and jobs for the present and future generations
  • Establish a local technology center comprising a repairs center, a monitoring & diagnostics center and a training center.
  • Develop plant operations, maintenance, repairs and servicing skills in Iraq for Iraq.
  • Help to create up to 65,000 direct and indirect jobs.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Improving community health and addressing water scarcity
  • Help decrease the newborn infant mortality rate with neonatal intensive care equipment.
  • Train nursing staff at a neonatal intensive care center.
  • Provide three trailer-mounted mobile water treatment units to help deliver drinking water to meet the everyday needs of the people of Basra.
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Power Generation
Increase power capacity with new generation, upgrades, rehabilitation, and maintenance services
  • Secure the availability of 7 GW that are currently operating and deliver 1.5 GW of additional power by 2019 through fast power technologies and upgrades at existing power plant sites – the equivalent electricity needed to supply up to 1.5 million additional Iraqi homes.
  • Bring a total of 14 GW of new power generation capacity online to support growing power consumer needs.
  • Help the government realize savings and recover losses of up to $3 billion per year.
  • Integrate the capture of flared gas and power generation using GE’s advanced gas-to-power technologies.
Transmission & Distribution
Strengthen the national grid from North to South
  • Improve grid availability and lower transmission losses.
  • Build a centralized energy management system covering generation, transmission and distribution.
  • Develop modern substations and overhead lines across the country.
Local Capabilities
Advanced facilities, skills and jobs for the present and future generations
  • Establish a local technology center comprising a repairs center, a monitoring & diagnostics center and a training center.
  • Develop plant operations, maintenance, repairs and servicing skills in Iraq for Iraq.
  • Help to create up to 65,000 direct and indirect jobs.
Health And Wellness
Improving community health and addressing water scarcity
  • Help decrease the newborn infant mortality rate with neonatal intensive care equipment.
  • Train nursing staff at a neonatal intensive care center.
  • Provide three trailer-mounted mobile water treatment units to help deliver drinking water to meet the everyday needs of the people of Basra.

Solutions you can see

Take a look to see the work we’re doing in Iraq and hear from our employees on why they’re proud to be building a modern Iraq.