Wednesday, May 16, 2007


U.S. company buys gas turbine for Iraqi power plant

(BI-ME) - US company Horne International today announced that Horne Engineering Services has successfully completed the procurement of a mission-critical, dual-fuel replacement core gas turbine engine for the Al-Qudas Power Plant in Iraq. This procurement was executed under a subcontract with Wintara-Salihi Group, and had a contract value of approximately US$7 million. The Al-Qudas Power Plant is located near Baghdad and is part of the Iraqi infrastructure being repaired or rebuilt by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Iraq Ministry of Electricity.
Horne Engineering Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Horne International and has been providing procurement services related to the reconstruction of Iraq’s infrastructure since January 2004. This support has included the purchasing of large quantities of engineered equipment, materials, and supplies, as well as contract review and assurance activities, with a combined value in excess of US$50 million.
Regarding this latest procurement effort, Horne International President and CEO Darryl Horne said: “Not only am I gratified that our business partners continue to seek us out for our global procurement expertise, but I am especially proud of the constructive role our company continues to play in rebuilding Iraq’s infrastructure. Only Horne could accomplish such a highly complex and technically challenging acquisition in less than four weeks. There was no room for excuses.”
Wintara-Salihi Group is a joint venture between Salihi Group International of Kirkuk, Iraq, and Wintara, of Fort Washington, Maryland in the US, that provides rapid response engineering and maintenance services for utility systems throughout Iraq.

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