Posted on 22 February 2011.
The Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad (pictured) has said the Iranian-built Al Sadr power-plant in Iraq is an important project which is now ready to come on stream.
IRINN quoted the minister as saying that the first unit of this 324 MW plant has been completed and is waiting for its fuel supply, and the second unit will ready in 45 days.
He said Iran’s electricity export to Iraq will expand, adding that the Islamic republic is plans to build eleven more power-plant units and new transmission lines to the tune of 2 GW in that country.
“Currently we’re exporting 750-800 MW,” he said, adding, “With the construction of the 400 KW Karkheh-Al-Amarah power line, the amount of electricity exported to Iraq will climb to over one GW,” Behzad was quoted by IRINN as saying.
The Karkheh-Al-Amarah power line project is being carried out by Iran’s Tavanir Company.
He added that the Iranian ministry of energy has plans to export electricity to Lebanon via Iraq and Syria.
(Source: Tehran Times)
Dr. Mark A. DeWeaver
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