The Al-Sadir Power Plant project in Iraq includes two gas units each with a capacity of 162 MW in the Al-Sadr area of Baghdad, the first power plant project in the reconstruction period after the end of the war to compensate for the shortcomings of the electricity industry and the growing need, was implemented by Iranian specialists in Iraq. It should be noted that over 90% of the equipment of this project was supplied from Iran.
This contract was awarded to SUNIR Company in 2009 despite the presence of well-known companies such as Siemens with the value about 100 million Euros, and within 2 years, despite the specific security conditions in the region, all stages of design, equipment supply, testing, transportation, installation and operation was successfully completed in 2011.
Regarding the importance of this project, it is worth mentioning that with its operation, the electricity generation capacity of Iraq increased by 5% and according to the statements of the esteemed former Minister of Electricity of Iraq at the opening ceremony of the power plant, 3 hours added to time for electricity consuming in Baghdad. Then, during the next agreements, in order to maintenance and train the Iraqi personnel, the contract was extended for another 2 years.
Negotiations are currently ongoing with the employer and high-ranking Iraqi officials to resolve the obstacles and problems that caused delay in final commissioning of the project. Considering the successful and timely delivery of this project, which is a great honor for SUNIR Company since 1994, it is expected that this project paves the road for more cooperation for SUNIR Company and other Iranian companies in the Iraqi market.
In this regard, we hope that with the support of the new government in Iran, there will be opportunities for SUNIR Company to apply the successful experiences of its international projects with the knowledge and skills of the teams of committed professionals, in its homeland.