MAN Energy Solutions has successfully commissioned six MAN 18V32/40 engines at a cement factory in Samawa/Iraq and delivered five more engines of the same type to a freshwater treatment plant in Basra.
The six engines in Samawa form the backbone of a power plant that will generate around 54 MW of electrical energy for a new cement plant owned by Iraqi producer, Kairat Al Abar Iraqi Co. (KAAI).
Samawa has a population of around 150 000 and is located on the River Euphrates, half way between Baghdad and the Persian Gulf. Conditions locally are testing with a rainfall of just 100 mm over the course of a year, while temperatures peak at over 40°C from June to September. “The heat and dry desert climate create demanding conditions for industrial processes,” said Wiesner. “However, our MAN 32/40 engines are particularly robust and well capable of delivering a reliable power supply under such extreme climatic conditions.”