The project consists of conversion of live simple cycle to a combined cycle power plant project under brown field conditions. ENKA worked under unstable grid conditions, nevertheless, the company successfully managed to minimize the negative impacts of the grid on the power plant by implementing tailor-designed control.
One of the major challenges of the project was to work under major civil unrest in the region. ENKA prepared and implemented a solid safety and security plan based on risk avoidance through careful planning and defensive protection measures to cope with the challenges. The company’s security approach consisted of good community relations, counter-measures to reduce the risk by deterring, detecting or delaying the threat, and an ever ready evacuation plan should any incident occur. Through this approach, ENKA minimized the potential risk factors and managed to work without interruption and with no effect to contract schedule.
Due to the circumstances, at times, shipments to the jobsite were interrupted and high labor turnovers were experienced causing ENKA to apply and obtain visas for the new workforce multiple times.
Similarly, a US based engineering subcontractor, European and Japanese vendors restricted their engineers to visit the jobsite due to security concerns. ENKA handled all of these challenges by true commitment of the project team to the project’s success, extensive planning, and careful recruiting program and by carrying adequate redundancy at each phase of the execution.
Flexible logistics management approach has been used during project execution by creating alternative shipping solutions and making timely and accurate decisions and adapting to the frequently changing Iraqi Customs regulations.