Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity announced on Tuesday the experimental launch of a number of electrical units in the al-Sadr gas station. According to the report from AKnews, the plant is operated by the Iranian company Snair (which Iraq Business News believes to be Sunir).
The ministry’s media spokesman, Musab al-Mudarres, told AKnews that the station will provide the Iraqi network with a total of 640 MW with two of the station’s six units operational.
The Electricity Ministry presented in December projects for the construction of four gas-powered electricity generating plants for investment within the first licensing round, in order to double its production over the coming years.
“The Ministry of Electricity is working in coordination with the Iranian company to resolve the technical obstacles that hinder the completion of the al-Sadr gas station,” Mudarres said.
The Iraqi government has announced plans to increase the country’s generative capacity to 27,000 megawatts over the next four years, requiring an investment of between $3bn and $4bn per year.