Uruk Determined to Help Rebuild Iraq’s Energy Sector

Concludes participation in 3rd Qualitative Fair of Electricity, May 8 – 11

Baghdad: Uruk Engineering & Contracting concluded its participation in the 3rd Qualitative Fair of Electricity, held under the patronage of the Minister of Electricity. Uruk, an Engineering, Procurement and Contracting (EPC) firm, highlighted it’s achievements in completing a number of major projects in Iraq; and managers at the firm held meetings with a number of government and business figures to explore the possibilities of establishing private projects in the electricity sector.   

Despite short term challenges in the country, Iraq’s power sector continues to attract attention from both multinational as well as local investors interested in working with the government to service a shortfall in electricity. The government lent its support to the organizers who showcased numerous areas within the industry, emphasizing the country’s need for electric power plants (steam, gas, hydro, combined cycle) and encouraging investment. Exhibitors included providers of air and gas insulated substations; cables from standard wires to fiber-optic; electrical power distribution network capabilities; and distribution substations.  

Uruk’s participation in this exhibition, held at the Baghdad Fairground from May 8 – 11, 2016, reflects the continued commitment of its management to Iraq’s energy needs. The firm’s role as a leader in the country’s most important infrastructure projects was highlighted in 2014 upon the completion of the Al Mansuriya power plant project, part of its work with the Iraqi ministry of Electricity; and it completed the 724 MW project, a joint venture with Alstom, in record time. Uruk was also the first EPC contractor to complete a Ministry of Electricity (MoE) Fast Track project, the Taji power plant. Uruk’s efforts over the past decade culminated with an impressive health and safety record of 6 million man-hours recorded without major incident on site in the company’s execution of projects at Taji, Qudus and Mansuriya. The firm was also awarded a Variation Order to evaluate the Mansuriya plant following disturbances in the area; and ensure its readiness to receive gas to go into operation.  

Uruk received an innovation award from the MoE in 2014 in recognition of the company’s competence and ability to execute complex power projects in the country. Uruk had also earned the first Final Acceptance Certificate any EPC contractor has received from any government since the establishment of Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity for its work on the Taji Power Plant Project. The FAC is only given when 5 criteria are met: Reliability Test Run (RTR) undertaken, Performance test of the generator set, “punch list” (a checklist of works to evaluate) completed, Preliminary Acceptance Certificate (PAC) issued, and finally the defect liability warranty period ending.


Uruk Engineering & Contracting

Uruk is a fully Iraqi-owned company with offices in Baghdad and Dubai. The company offers turnkey solutions with single source responsibility for all its projects, employing the best local expertise while seamlessly integrating state-of-the-art technology, resources and best practices. Uruk has worked with several global players such as Bechtel International, GE, and ABB and served several Iraqi ministries.