Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants
in the Middle East and Near East
Al-Mansoura-2
Location: Yemen
Operator: Public Electricity Corporation
Configuration: 7 X 10.75-MW 18V38 engines
Operation: 2006
Fuel: heavy oil
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Lahmeyer International
Quick facts: Lahmeyer was Owner's Engineer for this diesel power station extension in Aden. Construction began in 2004.

Photograph courtesy of Lahmeyer International
Posted 21 Feb 2011

Amman Asia
Location: Jordan
Operator: Amman Asia Electric Power Co
Configuration: 38 X 16.63-MW 18V50DF engines
Operation: 2014
Fuel: heavy oil, light oil, natural gas
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Wartsila, Lotte E&C
Quick facts: This project, aka Jordan IPP3, was the world's largest DPP at completion. The site is at Al Manakher, 30km from Amman. In Jan 2012, Amman Asia, an SPV of Korea Electric (60%), Mitsubishi (35%), and Wartsila (5%), signed a 25yr PPA with National Electric Power Co. The $334mn equipment order was awarded in Oct 2012. A natural gas tie-line to the plant was inaugurated on 30 Oct 2016.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila
Posted 29 Apr 2015

Chekka-2
Location: Lebanon
Operator: Cimenterie Nationale
Configuration: 2 X 7.5 MW MAK CM601 engines
Operation: 1998
Fuel: heavy oil
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
Quick facts: This cogen plant at the Chekka cement plant was built by Caterpillar International Power Systems. It has an HRSG supplying 2,900 kg/h of steam at 10 bar.

Photograph courtesy of Caterpillar
Posted 23 Feb 2003

Dea Sea Works
Location: Israel
Operator: Global Environmental Solutions
Configuration: 2 X 30 MW 9K80MC-S engines CHP
Operation: 1994
Fuel: HFO
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
E/G supplier: MAN B&W, Hyundai
EPC: Hyundai/United Projects Services Ltd, Elco Power
Quick facts: The Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL) Dead Sea Works is a a major minerals plant at S’Dom near Beersheba. The contract for the $110mn DPP was awarded in Apr 1993 to power a new magnesium factory.

Photograph courtesy of Dead Sea Works Ltd
Posted 28 July 2013

Emek Hefer
Location: Israel
Operator: Global Environmental Solutions
Configuration: 2 X 1 MW JMS-320GS-BL engines CHP
Operation: 2007
Fuel: biogas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: Madei Taas
Quick facts: This CDM project involved the installation of a CHP plant at an existing biogas reactor at Emek Hefer Kibuzim. The biogas reactor was commissioned in Dec 2005 and handles about 550 tpd of cow manure. Heat is taken off the engines for fermenter heating. Global Environmental Solution is a subsidiary of Granite Hacarmel Investments.

Photograph courtesy of Global Environmental Solutions
Posted 17 Oct 2006

Erbil
Location: Iraq
Operator: UN Electricity Network
Configuration: 4 X 7.25 MW 16V32/40 engines
Operation: 2001
Fuel: heavy oil
E/G supplier: MAN B&W
EPC:  Burmeister & Wain, Ozen Leithoff Power
Quick facts: Since 1995, the Electricity Network Rehabilitation Programme ENRP) of the UN Development Program (UNDP) has controlled electricity operation in Iraq's three Northern Governorates (NG). From March to May 2001, ENRP coordinated the installation of three identical 29-MW diesel power plants, one in each governorate. The order was placed in Dec 1999 and the three plants were commissioned in the spring of 2001.

Photograph courtesy of UNDP ENRP
Posted 23 Jul 2003

Powership Dogan Bey
Location: Iraq
Operator: Karadeniz Holding AS
Configuration: 4 X 15 MW
Operation: 2010
Fuel: heavy oil
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC:  Marubeni
Quick facts: In May 2010, Wartsila was awarded O&M contracts for the world’s first two Powerships, floating power plants developed by Karadeniz Holding AS for mooring at facilities provided by the General Company of Iraq Ports. In 2007/08, Karadeniz acquired second-hand Wartsila and Sulzer gensets in China and Dubai and these were then installed on one barge and three ships converted into floating power plants in shipyards in Turkey and Singapore. Shown is Karadeniz Powership Dogan Bey, which is docked at Umm Qasr. The ship was previously the 24,729t bulk carrier Melpomeni, built in Malta in 1984. The conversion was completed at the Sedef dockyard in Istanbul while Wartsila refurbished the engines.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila Corp
Posted 12 May 2010

Powership Fatmagul Sultan
Location: Lebanon
Operator: Karadeniz Holding AS
Configuration: 11 X 10.54 MW 18V51/60DF engines
Operation: 2013
Fuel: heavy oil
E/G supplier: MAN B&W
EPC: Karadeniz Holding
Quick facts: This Powerships is docked at Beirut and went online in Apr 2013. Bulit as a barge, she was converted at Sedef Shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul. Karadeniz holds a $370mn PPA with EDL signed in July 2012.

Photograph courtesy of Karadeniz Holding AS
Posted 28 Jul 2016

Qatar DSWMC Biogas
Location: Qatar
Operator: Keppel Seghers
Configuration: 5 X 1.364 MW TCG 2020 LC620 engines
Operation: 2011
Fuel: biogas
E/G supplier: Deutz, AVK
EPC: Keppel Seghers, AMEM Qatar, PRO2 Anlagentechnik
Quick Facts: The Domestic Solid Waste Management Centre (DSWMC) near Mesaieed was the first integrated solid waste treatment facility in the Gulf Region. The scheme incliudes waste sorting and recycling facilities,a landfill, composting plant and a 3-line, 1,500 tpd incineration plant. This component includes organic waste collection and processing, 5 lines of three thermophillic fermenter tanks followed by dewatering in centrifuges , gas handling facilities, ,and the gas gensets. Dewatered material from fermenters is placed in windrows with turning equipment, followed by compost storage and bagging. The works were built on order of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture by the Public Works Authority.

Photograph courtesy of Keppel Seghers
Posted 21 Nov 2012

Samawh
Location: Iraq
Operator: Ministry of Electricity
Configuration: 4 X 15 MW
Operation: 2008
Fuel: heavy oil
E/G supplier: MAN B&W, Meidensha
EPC:  Marubeni
Quick facts: This power station cost about ¥8.75bn for the main contract and an additional ¥2.49bn for security and inland transportation. The project was funded under Japanese Grant Aid. The full turnkey project was awarded to Marubeni in 2006 after an international tender. Due to difficult onsite security conditions, the contractor used satellite cameras to monitor construction progress.

Photograph courtesy of Marubeni Corp
Posted 16 Dec 2009

Takakhil-I
Location: Afghanistan
Operator: Ministry of Energy and Water
Configuration: 6 X 6 MW 16CM32C engines
Operation: 2009
Fuel: heavy oil, diesel oil
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
EPC: Black & Veatch, Louis Berger Group
Quick facts: This was the first phase of a planned three-phase diesel power station. It was opened on 5 Aug 2009 by President Hamid Karzai along with the U.S. Ambassador and the Afghan Minister of Energy and Water. The new plant is part of the North East Power System that serves Kabul and nearby communities. It was funded by US AID as part of the Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation project.

Photograph courtesy of Black & Veatch
Posted 10 Aug 2009

United Cement
Location: Saudi Arabia
Operator: United Cement Industrial Co
Configuration: 5 X 10.9 MW 20V32/44CR engines
Operation: 2014
Fuel: heavy oil
E/G supplier: MAN Diesel
EPC: MAN Diesel
Quick facts: This DPP is near the Reda Sea in Al-Sadiya, Al-Lith, 160km south of Jeddah. It was ordered in Nov 2011. MAN PrimeServ has a 5yr O&M contract for the facility. The cement works is expected to supply about 5,000 tpy of material.

Photograph courtesy of MAN Diesel
Posted 14 Nov 2015

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 04-Nov-2016

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