Archive | Construction & Engineering In Iraq

Iraq Business News brings you the latest information on developments and opportunities in the construction & engineering industries in Iraq.

ASEC to run Qarachog Cement Plant

By John Lee. The Arab Swiss Engineering Company (ASEC) has reportedly signed a three-year agreement with Iraq’s KAR Group for the operation and maintenance of the Qarachough [Qarachog] Cement Plant near Erbil. According to World Cement, the plant has a capacity of 1.9 million tonnes per year. (Source: World Cement)

Siemens and Orascom to rebuild Baiji Power Plant

By John Lee. Germany’s Siemens and Egypt’s Orascom Construction signed an agreement with Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity to rebuild Baiji 1 and Baiji 2 power plants in northern Iraq. The plants will have a combined generation capacity of 1.6 gigawatts (GW) when completed and are a major step in Siemens’ roadmap for rebuilding Iraq’s power […]

Boskalis to build Oil Export Island in Gulf

By John Lee. Dutch company Royal Boskalis Westminster has signed a ‘memorandum of principles’ to construct an industrial island for the Basra Oil Company (BOC) in Iraq’s territorial waters in the Gulf. Iraqi oil minister Thamir Ghadhban said the project will add export capacity of 3 million barrels per day (bpd). The Dutch Ambassador to […]

Video: Iraq Protests – Graduates Demand Jobs

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Thousands of university graduates in oil-rich Iraq are protesting outside government ministries in Baghdad, demanding jobs. Unemployment for young adults stands at 22 percent and the government admits it has not planned for […]

Zubair Oil Production hits 500k bpd

By John Lee. Zubair oilfield has reportedly reached a production level of 500,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bpd). According to Business Korea, Kogas made the announcement on Thursday, adding that its “second-stage goal” is 700,000 bpd. The project is being developed by Eni (32.81%), Kogas (18.75%), Maysan Oil Company (25%), and South Oil […]

Oilserv Wins Contract at Sarta Oilfield

By John Lee. Genel Energy has confirmed that Chevron Sarta, as operator of the Sarta field (Genel 30% working interest), has signed a contract with Dubai-based OILSERV for the construction, installation, operation and maintenance of a 20,000 bopd central processing facility (‘CPF’). OILSERV has been contracted for the facility through a lease agreement. The commissioning […]

Iraq’s Rehabilitation Continues: Basra Megaprojects Conference

Iraq’s Rehabilitation Continues: Find out More at Basra Megaprojects Conference The summer months have seen Iraq continue with its quota-busting production run. According to figures from S&P Global Platts, the country added another 10,000 barrels per day in July, taking output to 4.78 million bpd, leaving it 270,000 bpd over its OPEC compliance target, due […]

Attock Cement Grinding Unit Starts Production

By John Lee. Attock Cement Pakistan Limited (ACPL) has said that commercial production at its new 0.9 Mta cement grinding unit in Basra started on Sunday. The company, which makes the Falcon brand of cements, is a member company of Pharaon Commercial Investment Group. (Sources: Pakistan Stock Exchange, Cemnet)

TechnipFMC to Split Company

TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) (Paris: FTI) has announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved its plan to separate into two industry-leading, independent, publicly traded companies: RemainCo, a fully-integrated technology and services provider, continuing to drive energy development; and SpinCo, a leading engineering and construction (E&C) player, poised to capitalize on the global energy […]