General Electric implements long-term maintenance plans for the electricity sector
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Hussein Thaghb Al-Tamimi
General Electric Company announced the completion of a set of gas turbines maintenance and rehabilitation projects with a total capacity of 1,400 megawatts in a number of power plants in coordination and cooperation with the Ministry of Electricity, while it revealed the implementation of plans
Long term maintenance with Iraq.
The company said in a statement, a copy of which was received by “Al-Sabah”, that “within the framework of preparations for the summer season and the increasing demand for electricity, and within the plan of the Ministry of Electricity to conduct periodic maintenance of electric power generation units in the country, we announce the completion of a set of maintenance and rehabilitation projects for gas turbines with a total capacity of 1400 megawatts in a number of power plants
throughout the provinces.”
She added, "The work included a thorough examination of the various parts of the turbine, replacement of the rotary axis and damaged parts, and re-assembly of the unit's parts, operation and connection to the national network successfully."
For his part, the Executive Director of Energy Services in Iraq at General Electric, Fadi Tabush, told Al-Sabah, “The joint work this year, especially in periodic maintenance and the necessary updates, is an extension of the strategic relationship and close cooperation between General Electric and the Ministry of Electricity over the past years.”
Tabboush pointed out that “General Electric, and within the ministry’s plan, will carry out additional maintenance and upgrades, starting next month, covering gas generation units with various production capacities in various parts of Iraq. Several initiatives and proposals are being discussed that will develop the energy sector and enhance the efficiency of the units currently operating, including These are long-term maintenance plans that ensure easy planning and implementation of the necessary maintenance in a well-thought-out and periodic manner.”
He explained that “General Electric’s maintenance teams are composed of up to 90 percent of Iraqi cadres and competencies and work in accordance with the strategic priorities and objectives of the Ministry of Electricity. These teams have carried out many maintenance, rehabilitation and development works in the past years and in various parts of Iraq. In addition, these teams Currently, under the supervision of the Ministry of Electricity cadres, a group of additional maintenance and development projects is being studied, which will contribute to supplying the electrical system with additional energy that will increase and improve the level of production.
He added, “General Electric is focusing heavily on contributing to the training and development of Iraqi cadres and the cadres of the Ministry of Electricity in several technical and technical fields, in addition to focusing on public safety issues in workplaces, as it has held, during the past years, a series of workshops and training programs attended by more than 150 employees.” The cadres and cadres of the Ministry of Electricity ».
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