In the years immediately following the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, the citizens of Iraq faced deteriorating infrastructure and a lack of basic utilities. Located in a remote region of southern Iraq, the Khor Al Zubair gas-turbine power plant is designed to supply electricity for hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.
The Client organization on this project was complex, due to the number of U.S. and Iraqi stakeholders at a critical juncture in Iraq's progress towards democracy. The primary Client was the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, although the ultimate customer was Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity. This project was implemented in a wartime security environment amidst three unprecedented nationwide free elections and to a more aggressive timetable than a typical fast-track U.S. power-plant project.