General Electric announces its commitment to work in two sectors in Iraq
The American General Electric Company confirmed, Wednesday, its commitment to support Iraq and the continuation of its work in the electricity and health sectors in the country.
The CEO of General Electric (GE), in its branch in Iraq and the Levant, William Wakeel, said in a statement seen by Al-Iqtisad News that the company’s team, which includes a group of experts, engineers and technicians, continues to cooperate with the Iraqi government to work on the completion of the most important projects directed Towards serving Iraq and its people, especially in the electricity and health sectors.
He added that “General Electric, in cooperation with the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity, has succeeded during the past ten years in adding approximately 14 gigawatts of electric energy throughout Iraq, which was previously contracted to become a contribution to generating more than 50% of the total electrical energy produced in the country through stations. Power generation deployed in Diyala, Karbala, Najaf, Basra, Mosul, Baghdad and all other provinces. ”
The CEO of General Electric continued, “The company was the first initiative to enter the liberated areas in Iraq with the aim of contributing to the restoration of infrastructure, including the restoration of the Qayyara power plant with a capacity of 750 MW after it was damaged during the recent events in Mosul, where its team cooperated with the Ministry of Electricity cadres To repair six GE 9E gas turbines, replace fuel systems and stop leakage from tanks, as well as other work related to calibration of plant equipment leading to their full restart. ”
He pointed out that “the company is moving forward today in its business, especially during these difficult circumstances that the entire world is witnessing due to the outbreak of the Corona epidemic. The General Electric team continues its commitment to provide operation and maintenance operations in electric power plants in Iraq, such as the Samawah and Dhi Qar stations, which started Its units are in first operation and will contribute to increasing production capacity to the Iraqi electricity network, especially with the advent of the summer, as these two stations are of great importance due to their vital role in supplying the country with the necessary electrical energy. ”
The CEO of General Electric stated that “the company’s Energy Services team also completed 4 9F.03 gas turbines, two steam turbines and 6 generators, according to the safety and security schedule of the Basmaya power plant, which is the largest and most advanced in Iraq. The GE team is keen, while practicing all work, to comply with the highest safety standards to protect all employees. ”
He continued, “We direct our focus towards building secondary stations to support the stability of the national grid for the transmission of electricity and dismantling bottlenecks in overcrowded areas, where three secondary stations with a capacity of 132 kV have been completed in the capital, Baghdad this month, and eleven new substations are being worked out in various governorates of Iraq, including Mosul, Anbar and Basra. “.
He noted that “General Healthcare has provided advanced equipment for diagnosing cancer, including the production of radiation tracking solutions locally at the newly opened” Andalus Hospital Oncology “, which is the first fully equipped private hospital of its kind in Iraq.
This hospital includes, according to “General Electric CEO”, the first modern cyclotron system sufficient to cover the needs of positron emission devices / computer tomography to diagnose cancer and heart diseases and other critical cases in Iraq. The opening of the hospital will have great benefits for the Iraqi people, including the provision of modern and integrated health care services for cancer patients and thus reducing the need to travel abroad, especially with the outbreak of the Corona virus “Covid-19”.
Also, the first emergency shipment of artificial respirators arrived through our agent in Iraq from the Assyria Scientific Office, which will support the Iraqi health personnel in fighting the Corona epidemic.
The CEO of General Electric confirmed that “the company is fully prepared to support Iraq in providing the necessary financing to build strategic projects to cover its needs of electric energy resources and in the health care sector as well. Our financing ability depends on our global experiences and our solid relations with export insurance agencies in several countries Around the world, as well as with major financial institutions, where we have already, in cooperation with the Iraqi Ministry of Finance, secured financing for several important projects in the energy sector, at a value of two billion US dollars.”
He added that “General Electric” company has continued for more than 50 years to provide support for the infrastructure in Iraq in various sectors, including the health care, energy and aviation sector, and is proud of its long partnership with the Iraqi people and we look forward to more support and achievements for a prosperous future. Source