Maintenance of power plants in Iraq is a long and expensive process. Due to the reliance on international companies, sending an engineer to a war-torn country such as Iraq is expensive, and the application process also takes time. Thus, diagnosing the problem and deciding whether a new part should be shipped takes longer than it should, and shipping a new part increases the maintenance time even more. This means there is a serious lack of immediate support and maintenance for power plants there. To solve this problem, Raban Al-Safina has initiated a program to establish a maintenance workshop, which will save the time to the benefit of the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity (MOE), also saving effort and funds.
The workshop will be located in Awaireej with license to provide maintenance and support to essential equipment and systems in power plants. This includes turbines maintenance as well as production, assembly and repair of some of the most essential equipment in a power plant. With workshops located in Iraq, the maintenance time will be reduced; shipping times and costs will be eliminated.
This will make Iraq the 4th Arab country to have the technology for turbine maintenance, so the workshop in Awaireej could realistically provide maintenance to power plants for other countries in the region.