Shanghai Company, began on Saturday, the implementation of the Al Zubaydiah thermal power station project north of Kut, at a cost of 924 million dollars.
Director of Information in the province , Majid Al Atabi , said that the project is under the supervision of ten Chinese experts, accompanied by Director General of projects in the Ministry of Electricity and governor of Wasit province, Latif Hamid Tarfa.
He added that the station covers an area of 650 dunums, this major electrical project has four generating units with production capacity of 330 MW each , as well as two more for future expansions.
The foundation stone for Zubaydiah power plant project , was laid on the third of October 2009 in the presence of the Minister of Electricity Kareem Waheed, The Shanghai Co. started implementing the early stages of the plant in the same month at a cost of 940 million dollars and a capacity of 1320 MW , but work stopped shortly afterwards.
The Board of Wasit province, decided to dismiss the project manager of Zubaydiah thermal station , Raed Kadhim Hassan, and appointed Engineer ,Samer Abd Ali , instead because of delays in completing the project phases
( Iraq Directory )