Iraq’s Electricity Ministry has announced that 11 international companies presented investment projects under the first licensing round to develop the electricity sector in the country.
The Iraqi government set February 10th as the deadline for receiving offers under this first licensing round.
Musab al-Mudarres, the spokesman of the Electricity ministry told AKnews that the award will be given to two companies, one of which will develop Basra power station, the gas-fired station in the Shatt al-Arab which consists of 10 generating units, each of which generates 125 megawatts, giving a total capacity of 1,250 megawatts.
“The second station in Amara, where four generating units will be installed, each generating 125 megawatts, giving a total capacity of 500 megawatts.”
A decision will be made in about four weeks.