Shell eyes power plant for Iraq South Gas Project

By OGJ editors

Shell Gas Iraq BV has let a $60 million contract to ABB, Zurich, for a power plant in southern Iraq that will deliver electricity to gas processing facilities as part of the Iraqi South Gas Project.

The Khor Al Zubair project is part of an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to build a 50 Mw power plant that will feed electricity to the facilities of the Basrah Gas Co.

ABB will be responsible for the overall project management, engineering, procurement, construction, supervision, commissioning, start-up, and performance. The plant is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2013.

ABB’s scope of supply for the plant includes process control systems, fire and gas, and emergency shutdown systems, power management systems, step-up and distribution transformers, medium- and low-voltage power equipment, and site utilities such as the diesel generator, flare control and compressed air system.

Shell Gas Iraq is a wholly owned Shell company participating in the Iraq South Gas Project and will be the Shell shareholder with 44% interest in Basrah Gas. The other shareholders in Basrah Gas will be Iraqi South Gas Co. 51% and Diamond Gas Iraq BV, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., 5%.

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