Siemens Energy to supply Five New Substations in Iraq

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Siemens Energy to supply Five New Substations in Iraq

The Ministry of Electricity (MoE) of the Republic of Iraq has awarded Siemens Energy with a contract to build five High Voltage Substations. The aim of this contract is to meet the increasing demand for power transmission in Iraq. This will provide power to approximately 2.5 million homes. The project will be delivered on a turnkey basis.

The Iraqi government is currently prioritizing the strengthening of the country’s power infrastructure to resolve transmission bottlenecks and provide power supply to all governorates. This contract is a crucial part of the Wave II agreement under the Iraq Energy Agenda’s second phase, which was signed by the Ministry of Electricity of the Republic of Iraq and Siemens Energy in Berlin in January of 2023.

The 400 kV substations will be installed in various cities across Iraq, including Baghdad, Diyala, Najaf, Karbala, and Basra, each with a capacity of 1500 MW. Work is expected to begin in early 2024.

Major financing for the project will come from Allianz Trade Trust, a former Euler Hermes export credit agency, working together with the Ministry of Finance of Iraq.

H.E. Mr. Zeyad Ali Fadhil, Minister of Electricity of the Republic of Iraq, said:

“Energy is fundamental to the growth and prosperity of any country. We are proud to announce that we are continuing our strong partnership with Siemens Energy for the Iraq Energy Agenda-Wave II project. This initiative is aimed at strengthening the country’s power grid and distribution network, while also supporting our local industries.”

Elyes San-Haji, who is the Head of Grid Technology Hub Middle East at Siemens Energy, stated:

It is crucial for the country to prosper that we have stable and secure energy. These substations will transmit electricity, strengthen the power grid, and power homes, industries, and essential services throughout the nation.

Siemens Energy has been contracted to provide complete solutions for the substations, which includes engineering, procurement, and construction. The project requires the production and delivery of cutting-edge high voltage products, such as gas-insulated switchgears for the primary voltage levels of 400kV and 132kV, as well as transmission power transformers, each capable of carrying 250MW power.