MHPS Receives Order for Refurbishment of Unit 1 at Hartha Thermal Power Station in Iraq -- Project to restore gas- and oil-fired steam turbine equipment to the rated 200 MW --


・ Renewal of aging core components due for completion in 2020
・ Order follows MHPS's successful refurbishment of Unit 4, will contribute to Iraq's ongoing recovery


YOKOHAMA, JAPAN (January 25, 2018) - Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has received an order from the Ministry of Electricity (MOE) of Iraq for refurbishment of Unit 1 of the Hartha Thermal Power Station. The refurbishment work, scheduled for completion in 2020, requires large-scale replacement of core components of the plant's degraded power generation facilities (gas- and oil-fired boilers and steam turbines) to restore the output to the rated 200 MW after over 30 years of operation. This is MHPS's second order at the Hartha plant, following refurbishment work for Unit 4, which was carried out in March 2015 and completed in December 2017.

The Hartha Thermal Power Station is located in the Basra Province of southern Iraq and accounts for approximately 25% of the power generation capacity of the province. It was completed in 1982 with aid from Japan, and the original power generation equipment was supplied by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). MOE has been operating the plant with local engineers who studied Japanese technology, but following successive conflicts in the region the original facilities have sustained partial damage as well as gradual degradation, so today they are operating at only 60 percent of their rated capacity. Just as for Unit 4, funding for the project will be provided by Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as a way of contributing to Iraq's recovery.

MHPS will lead the consortium undertaking the construction. The reliability of the facilities will be improved by replacing the main equipment and parts of core components such as boilers and steam turbines, and also introducing an up-to-date DCS (Distributed Control System) for the instrumentation equipment. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will be in charge of generator-related work, and the Turkish engineering company GAMA Power System Engineering & Construction Inc. will handle local transportation and installation work.

In addition to the Hartha Thermal Power Station, MHPS has a long track record of refurbishment work for MOE at thermal power plants including Taji, Al-Musaib, and Mosul. MHPS has contributed greatly to the stable supply of electric power in Iraq, which is indispensable for social development and economic revitalization.

MHPS is working not only on the development of new thermal power generation systems, but also on upgrades and continuous innovations for existing power generation facilities, to enhance performance and therefore support more stable and efficient power generation globally.