Located in the Dohuk and Sulaimaniyah provinces of Kurdistan, both projects are being developed by Mass Global Investment (Mass Global). GE will supply four Frame 9E gas turbine-generator units for the 500MW simple-cycle power plant in Dohuk, and two Frame 9E gas turbine-generator units to add 250MW of capacity to the plant in Sulaimaniyah. The two plants are scheduled to enter commercial service in the second half of 2010.

Ahmad Ismail, chairman of Mass Global, said: “These two projects are the latest in a series of independent power projects we are developing to help cover the shortage of power within the Kurdistan region. They also support the Kurdistan regional government’s initiative for the private sector to help meet the energy requirements in this region.”

The latest contracts with Mass Global follow an announcement in 2008 that GE will supply the Iraqi ministry of electricity with power generation equipment for projects throughout Iraq that will help to add approximately 7,600MW of electricity.