Iraq’s Electricity Ministry has signed an agreement with the US’ GE for the supply of advanced fuel oil treatment technology to help enhance the reliability and productivity of the Al-Quds power plant on the outskirts of Baghdad.

As part of the agreement, GE will supply 2,000 tonnes of FuelSolv, a fuel oil treatment product that can be added to a variety of power plant fuels, including heavy oil, to improve the performance of power generation equipment.

This contract is the largest fuel oil treatment contract GE has signed in the Middle East and marks GE’s second fuel treatment order in Iraq, following a contract signed last year for the supply of 500 tonnes of FuelSolv to the Baghdad South power plant.

When running at full operation with its six GE Frame 9E heavy-duty gas turbines, the Al-Quds plant generates 800MW power that feeds into Iraq’s electricity grid.