Suleimanya Gas Power Station (SGPS)- Iraq-Kurdistan Region–Suleimanya


The plant is located in the town of Chamchamal, which is located about 60 Km to the west of Suleimanya city.
MGH has signed a contract with the Ministry of Electricity in Kurdistan Region to build SGPS with a Capacity of 1500 MW on basis BOO (Build,Operate and Own). Work Started at site early 2008.
In the first and second phases (simple cycle), eight Frame-9E gas turbines were installed and operated to produce 1000 MW and the contract for the simple cycle was signed with the American Company GE and the German Company ABB.
As the Third Phase of the project, MGH started converting SGPS into a Combined Cycle with additional  500 MWs capacity, by utilizing the gas turbine exhaust heat emissions to produce steam in Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG), which will used to generate electricity in two steam turbines. This process increases the production efficiency without using extra fuel. It also reduces the amount of CO2 emissions and frees the environment from combustion emission. After the completion of the combined cycle, the plant capacity will be upgraded to 1500 MW.
It is worth mentioning that Sulaymaniyah power station is designed to operate on two types of fuel, the prime fuel (natural gas) and secondary fuel (diesel).

The main parts of the Combined Cycle are:
- 9E gas turbines manufactured by the American company (GE).
- The steam turbines of the type (C7) manufactured by the American company (GE).
- Boilers(HRSG) of Belgian company (CMI).
- Air cooling systems from the German company (Enexio).
- The main and subsidiary transformers of the French company (Alstom).
- The main control system of the American company (Emerson).
- Gas pressure reduction system from the German company Bilfinger-Rotring.

The substation accompanying the plant is 132 KV for a Simple Cycle and a 400 KV for the combined cycle, both were supplied by the Swedish company ABB and the power is transferred from the station site via fourteen high voltage lines connected to the national grid in the Kurdistan region.