Basrah Steel Plant power station

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Basrah Steel Plant power station (محطة كهرباء الحديد والصلب) is a power station under construction in Khor Al Zubair, Basrah, Iraq.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Basrah Steel Plant power station Khor Al Zubair, Basrah, Iraq 30.2331, 47.7687 (exact)[1][2]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1-1: 30.2331, 47.7687

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1-1 construction[1] gas[1] 250[1] not found[3][4] not found not found

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1-1 State Company for Iron and Steel (Iraq)[1] State Company for Iron and Steel (Iraq)

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): power[1]
  • Captive industry: Iron & Steel[1]


Historically the Basrah state steel plant consumed under 100 MW of electricity.[5] However due to looting and damages the plant stopped production in 2003.[6] Turkey's UB Holding won the contract to rehabilitate the steel plant in 2012,[7] but after 2016 a task force began investigating delays in the project.[8]

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.

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "". Archived from the original on July 9, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  2.'59.2%22N+47%C2%B046'07.3%22E/@30.233104647.766511317z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xfc5b75c888a74caf!8m2!3d30.2331!4d47.7687. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  4. Archived from the original on 2023-01-05. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. Basrah State Company for Iron & Steel, MESteel, accessed Jul 19, 2021
  6. Industrial Investment Opportunities in Iraq, Iraq Ministry of Industry and Minerals Investment Department, Jan 2008
  7. Iraq Awards Turkey’s UB Holding Steel Plant Rehabilitation, Bloomberg, Aug 28, 2012
  8. 2015 Minerals Yearbook, United States Geological Survey (USGS), May 2019

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