Calik to Supply 1/8 of Iraq’s Power

By John Lee.

According to a report from World Bulletin, a new 750-megawatt (MW) power plant in Mosul city is planned to be completed and operating by September 2013.

Build and run by Turkey’s Calik Energy [Calik Enerji], it will be Iraq’s fourth-largest power station; the company’s other plant at al-Khairat in Karbala is the country’s largest, currently generating 1000 MW electricity with eight turbines, but due to increase to 1,250 when two more turbines start operation after the Ramadan holiday (Eid al-Fitr).

Calik will then be producing a combined total of 2,000 MW from the two plants, representing about one-eighth of Iraq’s production.

The Mosul plant employed 110 engineers and 1000 employees, and cost $388.5 million to build.

(Source: World Bulletin)

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