On April 18, 2013, Çalık Enerji launched the Phase 1 of Al-Khairat Power Plant Project in Karbala, which is one of the largest power plants in Iraq with the capacity of 1.250 MW.
The opening ceremony was attended by Çalık Holding's Chairman Mr. Ahmet Çalık, Çalık Enerji's General Manager Assoc. Prof. Dr. Osman Saim Dinç, and Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq Mr. Hüseyin Şehristani, Iraq Minister of Energy Mr. Kerim Aftan and the Governor of Karbala Mr. Amaleddin El-Her.
The power plant, which will meet one fifth of the energy need of Iraq, grew into one of the largest plants of the country. The power plant completed within two years by Çalık Enerji, is dubbed one of the most important infrastructure projects for the re-construction of Iraq. Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq Hüseyin Şehristani stated that the power plant will supply electricity to the entire Euphrates Region. Şehristani also said: "I thank those who made the investment and exerted efforts. I wish we could have run similar projects in the past. Electricity will be supplied from the power plant to the network as of May. Four turbines will in operation next month".