Uruk Starts Electrical Works at the Taji Power Plant

Baghdad, Iraq: Iraq is a step closer to better energy availability with the commencement in August of electrical works at the Taji Power Plant, an expansion project the Ministry of Electricity awarded to Uruk Engineering and Contracting.

The design stage of the project has reached 97% completion, while remaining activities such as roads and the sewerage system, do not affect the plant’s operation. Pulling and terminated power and control cables are in progress following the start of electrical works; and cold loop checks will begin later.

This tender covers the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) works at the power plant which is comprised of 4x6B Gas Turbo-Generators (GTGs) that the MOE procured from the General Electric Company (GE). These were delivered to site during 2009 before the start date of the EPC contract. Uruk, the EPC contractor will source the remaining Balance of Plant (BOP) equipment and shall install and commission the overall plant including the four GTGs.

The construction phase of the project began in November 2010. A number of elements have already reached 100% completion for the 4 GTGs, including centreline unit civil works, stack foundations and the auxiliaries’ foundations.
Electro-mechanical works for the power block area usually begin in parallel with the civil activities, technically setting all units supplied by GE on foundation , aligned and bolted are 100% completed, and reached in average 91% completion. Remaining activities are mainly piping works and flushing.

Other elements of the project are still in progress, such as calibration of unit’s instruments and mechanical pre-commissioning of the skids. Overall, the progress for the GTG island , civil, mechanical and electrical works have reached 75% completion.

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.