Last February, The gas turbine power plant was awarded to Hyundai Engineering & Construction for 18 months period, 125MW gas turbine plant with project which expected to be completed in October 2012.
Part of our expansion, we the Hyundai Engineering leads the groundbreaking of our new $219 Million Dollars Gas turbine Plant in Iraq, a message from one of the Executive in our Koreas largest Builder.
Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. started work Sunday on a $219 million project to expand a gas-fired power station near Baghdad, an Iraqi Electricity Ministry spokesman said.
The Al-Qudus station located in a suburb northeast of the capital will increase production to 1,400 megawatts from 900 megawatts after 18 months, said Qais al-Waeli, spokesman for the ministry's gas projects.
Iraq still struggles with severe electricity shortages eight years after the U.S.-led invasion that ousted the former President Saddam Hussein.
The government has sought bids this year for the construction of more than 60 power plants.