Duhok Gas Power Station (DGPS)




With a capacity of 1000MW.

DGPS is located to the north of Duhok Governorate near Sumel, on Duhok - Zakho highway around 35 km from Duhok city center.
The plant consists of eight Frame 9E gas turbines with a rated capacity of 125MW each and 1000MW in total.
In the beginning of 2010, the Ministry of Electricity (MoE) of the Kurdistan Region contracted MGH to build the Duhok Gas Power Station (DGPS) on the basis of Build, Own and Operate (BOO). Accordingly, MGH purchased units of Frame-9E turbines from General Electric Company (GE) with their generators and auxiliaries. The first unit of phase one of the project connected to the national grid in Kurdistan region on December 18, 2010 and the last unit (number eight) connected to the grid in 14th August 2013.
MGH contracted ABB Germany as the main EPC contractor, for  installation, testing and commissioning of the plant. ABB Company supplied the Balance Of Plant (BOP) equipment for the project.

ABB Sweden executed the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the 132 KV Voltage Transfer Station in DGPS. Similar to the ones in Erbil and Suleimaniah, DGPS is designed to run on two types of fuel, natural gas as main fuel, and diesel fuel as standby.
Since the start of operating to date the plant is running on diesel delivered by trucks, stored in tanks via 10 unloading pumps inside the plant in a storage areas prepared for this purpose. Then the diesel is treated and purified prior to its use in the turbines.