Amman-based Mass Global Investment has ordered eight gas turbines from US firm General Electric for installation at a 3GW gas-fired power plant to be built 30km southeast of Baghdad near Bismayah, where a major housing development project is under way.

Independent power producer (IPP) Mass Global has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the power plant to Turkish contractor Enka. GE says the project will be developed in two 1.5GW phases. (CONTINUED - 441 WORDS)