With a capacity of 3000MW.
The plant is located to the southeast of Baghdad around 25 km from the Capital with 3000MW capacity.
The Ministry of Electricity (MoE) in Baghdad contracted MGH to build a mega power plant to provide the Capital with electricity. It consists of eight Frame 9FA gas turbine units, with a rated capacity of 260MW each.
The actual work on site started in the beginning of 2015.
The gas turbines in BGPS are designed to run on two types of fuel: natural gas as the main fuel, and diesel fuel as standby.
The Diesel fuel is stored in six tanks each with a capacity of 10,000 m³.
The Plant is expected to start producing power from the Simple Cycle phase in mid 2016.
As mentioned above, the plant is consisted of eight Frame 9FA units with more than 2,080MW capacity, and at the same time the execution of the Combined Cycle phase has started with a capacity of 920MW, to utilize the heat emissions from the gas turbine exhausts. Which generates steam via passing through Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) without any additional fuel consumption.
This will increase the plant production and reduce CO2 emissions. Upon completion of the Combined Cycle, the plant capacity will raise to 3000MW.
BGPS is considered as one of the very important mega projects in the region.
The main parts of the Combined Cycle include:
- The Frame C7 Steam Turbines by GE USA.
- The frame 9FA Gas Turbine by GE USA.
- HRSG by CMI Belgium.
- Water Cooled Condensers & Air Cooled Condensers by GEA Germany.
- The main and auxiliary transformers by Siemens Germany.
- Main Control System (DCS) by Emerson USA.
- 132,400 KV Substations by ABB Sweeden
The plant design consists of four Combined Cycle blocks with 750MW capacity each which consists of each :
The power will be exported through 400 KV and 132 KV switchyards by using multiple transmission lines.
- Two Frame 9FA gas turbines.
- Two HRSGs
- One steam turbine