Samawa 750 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant

Samawa 750 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant

ENKA, with its partner General Electric, will design and build the Samawa Combined Cycle Power Plant, which will add 750 MW to the Iraqi Grid. The project is located near Samawah City, 293 km northwest of Basra, in southern Iraq.

The Gas Turbines were purchased by Ministry of Electricity of Iraq as part of Mega-Deal between Government of Iraq and GE and will be handed over to GE-ENKA for installation and commissioning. These units are the last GT’s of the Mega-Deal to be installed. All other materials and equipment shall be purchased and shipped to Iraq by GE-ENKA.

The project will consist of 1 power block, which will produce 750 MW of power at 132 and 400 kV transmission levels. It will include four (4) GE 9E series combustion turbine generators which will be able to fire three (3) types of fuels: The main fuel will be the Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) and the back-up fuels will be Light Distillate Oil (LDO) and Natural Gas. The design of the equipment will be suitable for operating 24-hours/day, 7-days/week with useful life of 25-years.

The Plant will be the first combined cycle project of that will be owned and operated by Ministry of Electricity. The thermal efficiency will be above 50%, which will help Iraq to save 14 billion cubic meter of natural gas, and 32 million tons CO2 over 25 years.

The financing of the Project shall be arranged by Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and Export Credits Guarantee Department of UK Government (UKEF).

Among partners, ENKA’s scope covers Engineering, Procurement of Balance of Plant (BoP), Construction, Erection, Commissioning and Start-up of the power plant, whereas GE will provide the Power Island Equipment (i.e. Steam Turbine Generator (STG), Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG), Air Cooled Condenser (ACC), and Main Transformers), Distributed Control System (DCS) and Switchyard, will also be responsible for the plant performance tests.

The contract is signed on January 2017 and the project is scheduled to be completed within 34 months after commencement.

Project Description

Samawa 750 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant

  • Engineering
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Commissioning

Project Features

Contract Type
Lump Sum Turn Key
Scope of Work
Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning
Ministry of Electricity of Iraq
General Electric (GE) & ENKA İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş.
Project Duration
Start Date TBD
Finish Date TBD
Duration 34 Months


Samawah, Iraq

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