Linxon has successfully energized Baghdad North 400 kV substation

January 27, 2022

Linxon has successfully energized the extension of the Baghdad North 400 kV substation in Iraq.

With the completion of this project, MOE-MR succeed to stabilize electricity transmission and power distribution in the northern parts of Baghdad where the grid has been impacted by high population and urban expansions. This achievement solves bottlenecks and provides flexibility for the transmission lines in the national network of Baghdad province and the future aim is to refurbish, upgrade as well as expand the transmission and distribution networks in this rapidly growing area.

Baghdad North substation connects the additional fifth diameter with several substations via two overhead lines of 400 kV (North Baghdad – East Baghdad and North Baghdad – Jerusalem) with lengths of up to 1000 kilometers.

This achievement was done even though challenging conditions due to the Corona pandemic with several restrictions on supplying the materials and executing the work. Nevertheless, the delivery date for all components met the customer’s satisfaction.

“We wish to congratulate MOE middle region in Iraq for this successful commissioning and thank them for the confidence they have shown in us. Linxon’s scope includes design & engineering, supply, installation, testing and commissioning supervision of the new added 400 kV substation will all related C&P systems”, said Ayman Thabet, Operations Manager.