The Umm Qasr Power Plant (“UQPP”) project consists of the design, construction and operation of a 29.34 MW (Phase 1) gas fired captive power plant located at Umm Qasr Port, Basra Governorate, Republic of Iraq. The power plant is operated by Menatech Energy Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Prime Metro Power.
Upon its commissioning in Q4 2019, UQPP will deliver 24/7 base load power to the Umm Qasr Ports authority zone operated by the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI).
The gas for the plant is sourced from Basra Gas Company via a specifically dedicated pipeline. The engineering, procurement and construction contract has been awarded to BUTEC SAL. Its construction started in February 2019 while commercial operations started in February 2020.