Electricity Ministry “Stops Dealings with Siemens”

Iraqi press sources claim that the Ministry of Electricity has ceased dealings with the German company Siemens and all its subsidiaries, due to the company not fulfilling its contracts.

The spokesperson of the Ministry of Electricity, Musab al-Mudaris, reportedly said that Minister Kareem Aftan gave the instruction during a meeting with the South Korean company Hyundai at the Rumaila gas-fired power station.

The power station contains five generators made by Siemens, according to a contract signed at the end of 2008, with a capacity of 292 megawatts each.

Just last week, we reported that Siemens Turkey won a new contract to supply equipment for Iraqi transformer stations.

(Sources: Aswat Al Iraq, AIN)

One Response to Electricity Ministry “Stops Dealings with Siemens”

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo April 10, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    It sounds a bit exotic that Siemens is not fullfilling his contracts. It can be so.

    But Iraq will be the first country in the world where such thing is happenning to Siemens. My main suspiction is just a blame for some local iraqui not taking responsibilty for past promises and commitments.

    Waiting for the other side of the story or the Siemens version. Just the kind of marketing that Iraq needs in order to have foreign investments in Iraq. My thoughts are going to bribes or refusal to pay bribes. Why so?