The signing ceremony was held at the headquarters of the MOE, where the agreement was signed by Ivan Tomšić, Member of the Management Board of KONČAR – Engineering (KET) and Ali Ahmad Hassan, Managing Director of GEEP (General Directorate of Electricity Production). Dario Runjić, director of business segment Power generation, also attended the signing ceremony as part of the KET delegation.
„We are honoured that Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity entrusted KONČAR with such a significant project. Extensive negotiations and a proven global track record in this segment have helped the Company win this project, thus confirming our ample experience, quality and reliability of our high-tech solutions. The signing of this agreement opens the door to new deals in Iraq, not only in terms of HPP Haditha, but also in terms of the rest of the Iraqi market“, says Gordan Kolak, President of the Management Board of KONČAR.
The genius of Nikola Tesla enabled the electricity generated in hydropower plants to lit up the world in 1895. Over the past seven decades, KONČAR has fully or partially either built or revitalized almost 400 hydropower plants in over 50 countries worldwide. The Company’s inaugural project in this segment was the renowned generator at HPP Mariborski Otok commissioned in 1948, which is nowadays a museum exhibit, great evidence of the Company’s expertise and experience.
KET will carry out this project in a consortium with a local Iraqi partner Al Rashak, while other members of KONČAR Group will also take part in the implementation.