In order to operate two steam turbines with a capacity of 12 MW, the project of the power plant of Sugar Factory in Al-Amara in Maysan province of Iraq, was awarded to SUNIR Company by the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Iraq and was started on October 22, 2015.
The supply of project turbines has been awarded to a German company, which currently has 50% physical and financial progress. Also, the supply of the project boiler set was subcontracted to a Canadian company which has 70% physical and 60% financial progress. Also, some of boiler’s main equipment have been delivered to the site of Project.
The general design of the power plant has been done by one of the SUNIR’s subsidiaries, using the expertise of the young engineers of our country, and based on this, the executive works of the site such as dismantling old equipment, repairing cooling ponds and construction of main power plant structures have been done by Iranian and Iraqi subcontractors.
Despite reaching 50% progress by SUNIR Company, the project is now suspended due to the problems caused by the oppressive sanctions against our country and the restrictions caused by the outbreak of the Corona virus, as well as the the employer’s failure to fulfill its financial obligations due to exchange rate changes (30% decrease in contract value). On June 7, 2021, at the request of the employer, a meeting with the presence of Fariborz Moradi, Executive Deputy of SUNIR Company, with Mr. Yusuf Jassim, Planning Deputy of Ministery of industry of Iraq was held to review strategies and make decisions. It was decided that expert and managerial meetings to be held between the parties with the aim of achieving the best decisions.