New 51MW power plant to start op­er­a­tion

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

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.

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