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Gensets supplied to Iraqi cement plant

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MAN Diesel & Turbo has supplied six gensets to a new cement factory in Iraq. According to a company press release, the units were delivered to the new KAAI cement plant in Samawah, which is about half way between Baghdad and the Persian Gulf.

Samawah has a population of around 0.15 million people and is located on the River Euphrates. It represents a particularly harsh operating environment, receiving only 100 mm of rainfall per year, while temperatures peak at over 40°C between June and September.

“The MAN32/40 engines are particularly robust,” said Waldemar Wiesner, Head of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Power Plant Business in the Middle East and Africa. “They are thus the idea solution for reliable power supplies under extreme climatic conditions.”

The gensets were supplied to CGGC-UN Power Co., a Chinese engineering company and EPC contractor for a 50 MW captive power plant that will supply the new cement plant. The engines will run on heavy fuel oil in baseload mode.

The new cement plant will be operated by Kairat Al Aba Iraqi Co. (KAAI). Sinoma (Suzhou) Construction Co. was the EPC contractor for the cement plant. Both Sinoma and CGGC are state-owned Chinese engineering companies.

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