Alstom has secured a contract to supply equipment for the Al-Anbar gas-fired combined-cycle power plant being built in the Anbar province in Iraq.

Under the terms of €225m contract, the company will supply four highly efficient GT26 gas turbines, along with four heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), two steam turbines, as well as six air-cooled turbogenerators.

The 1,642MW Al-Anbar power plant is being constructed by a consortium of Metka and Metka Overseas for the Ministry of Electricity of Iraq.

Alstom Gas business senior vice-president Steve Meszaros said, "Alstom has been a steady partner in the reconstruction of Iraq’s energy infrastructure and we are confident that our superior technology will make Al-Anbar a flagship project for the country."

Scheduled to be commissioned in 2016, the power plant is claimed to be one of the largest and most efficient combined-cycle power plants in Iraq, and will add much needed electricity to the national grid.

Alstom is currently constructing the 728MW Al-Mansuriya gas-fired power plant in the Diyala Governorate, northeast of Baghdad, and has also recently bagged the 740MW Zubair contract with ENI Iraq B.V.