China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Company (CPECC), the engineering and construction arm of state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation has won a contract for the detailed engineering for a large gas plant in the Iraqi city of Naserya.

The plant is part of Iraq’s plan to reduce its dependence on gas imports, as well as ending associate gas flaring.

The contract awarded late last week by lead contractor US oilfield services provider Baker Hughes, involves the detailed design of a 200 million cubic feet per day gas processing plant that will receive volumes from the Nasiriyah and al-Gharraf fields for power generation.