Basrah Steel Plant power station

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Basrah Steel Plant power station is a shelved 500-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Basrah Province, Iraq.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the power station in in Basrah Province, Iraq.

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Historically the Basrah state steel plant consumed under 100 MW of electricity.[2] However due to looting and damages the plant stopped production in 2003.[3] Turkey's UB Holding won the contract to rehabilitate the steel plant in 2012,[4] but after 2016 a task force began investigating delays in the project.[5]

As of July 2021 it is unclear if the steel plant was rehabilitated or if plans for the proposed power plant are moving forward. The project is assumed to be shelved.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Iraqi State Co. Iron & Steel
  • Parent company: Iraqi State Co. Iron & Steel
  • Location: Basrah Province, Iraq
  • Coordinates: 30.5258, 47.7738 (approximate)
  • Gross capacity (shelved): 500 MW
    • Combined-cycle unit: 500 MW (no start-up date)

Articles and Resources


  1. Platts World Electric Power Plants Database (June 2019 release)
  2. Basrah State Company for Iron & Steel, MESteel, accessed Jul 19, 2021
  3. Industrial Investment Opportunities in Iraq, Iraq Ministry of Industry and Minerals Investment Department, Jan 2008
  4. Iraq Awards Turkey’s UB Holding Steel Plant Rehabilitation, Bloomberg, Aug 28, 2012
  5. 2015 Minerals Yearbook, United States Geological Survey (USGS), May 2019