New 51MW power plant to start operation
Bakhtiyar Ahmed Group of Companies, in cooperation with the Korean Hyundai Corporation are in the final stages of the establishment of Tasluja 51MW Power Plant, which is expected to start operating in a few days.
Bakhtiyar Ahmed, owner and CEO of the Bakhtiyar Ahmed Group, said all the works in the plant have been completed except some civil works that are planned to finish in the few days to come.
“The plant will be ready to generate power in a very short future and it will feed its power into the national grid and distributed over the whole Kurdistan people.
Ahmed explained in an interview with a local Kurdish newspaper that the project was initially granted to the Hyundai Corporation in 2008, but Hyundai did not complete the project. “We as Bakhtiyar Ahmed Group submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Electricity of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to complete the project with Honda Corporation,” said Ahmed. “Fortunately the Ministry approved our proposal and now we are finishing the project, and it is almost complete except for very minor civil and construction works.”
The plant uses crude oil to generate power, which will have low operating cost on KRG.
Ahmed also asked the KRG to support them in supplying the required fuel so that they can generate maximum amount of power for the people of Kurdistan, which will also boost the industry an energy sectors of the region as well as creating a number of job opportunities for the local labor force.