Operating Assets

Umm Qasr Power Plant (“UQPP”)

The Umm Qasr Power Plant (“UQPP”) project consists of the design, construction and operation of a 29.34MW (Phase 1) gas fired captive power plant located Umm Qasr Port, Basra Governorate, Republic of Iraq. The power plant is operated by Menatech Energy Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Prime Metro Power.

Upon commissioning in Q4 2019, UQPP will deliver base load 24/7 power to the Umm Qasr Ports authority zone operated by the General Company for Ports of Iraq (“GCPI”)

The gas for the plant is sourced from Basra Gas Company via a specifically and dedicated pipeline. The Engineering, procurement and construction contract has been awarded to BUTEC SAL, with construction start in February 2019 and commercial operations start in February 2020.


Chico JVCo

ChicoJVCo is a joint venture company created to develop the 150MW-250MW Chico Hydropower Project in the pursuit of power generation, distribution and infrastructure. Currently at initial stages of development, Prime Power shall undertake the project development, financing and construction and replicated to similar hydropower development projects.

The 150MW Chico HPP run-of river type, located in Bgy. Mabongtot, Lubuagan, Kalinga consists of a 65-m high RCC dam with 4-bay emergency spillways to pass a PMF equivalent to 10,000 year flood. The reservoir area is 157 hectares at the full supply level at Elev. 445m. The power intake structure discharges into a 9-kilometer, 7.3m diameter reinforced concrete tunnel and connected to a steel penstock discharging into the 2-75MW Francis turbines. Design gross head is 135m with a mean daily discharge of 63.5 cumecs per turbine. Annual energy generation is about 615GWh using a plant factor of 47%. A 23-kilometer transmission line will be built and connected into the existing substation at Tabuk City.