Prime Metro Power Holding (PMPH)
Role of BUTEC
The Umm Qasr Power Plant (“UQPP”) project consists of the design, construction of a 29.34MW (Phase 1) gas fired captive power plant located at Umm Qasr Port, Basra Governorate, Republic of Iraq. BUTEC delivered phase one in less than a year, a record time for the design and construction of this 29.34MW plant.
The power plant is financed and operated by Menatech Energy Ltd, an entirely owned subsidiary of Prime Metro Power Holding. BUTEC scope of work covered overall turnkey design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of Umm Qasr Power Plant 29.3 MW based on reciprocating gas engines (3 x 20V34SG) in accordance with WARTSILA(FI)’s specifications and Employer’s requirements including the Power house, Electrical Building including LV, MV switchgears, Control Room, Electro-Mechanical process and balance of plant services, comprising tanks, steel structures and concrete structures, administrative building, guard house, warehouse and workshop facilities, connection to the 40 bars Natural Gas pipeline through Gas Pressure Reducing Station and finally the Step-up transformer (60MVA – 11/33KV) and transmission lines connecting the plant to the existing General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) substation.
The power plant started its commercial operation and is designed to deliver base load of 24/7 power to the Umm Qasr Ports Authority Zone.