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Will Iraq’s Shiites Secede?

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After the Rise of ISIS, Will Iraq’s Shiites Secede? As Iraqi Shiites celebrate the […]

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More Chinese Trains Delivered

By John Lee. Iraq has received a second shipment of two new trains from China. Of the ten units ordered, this brings the total delivered to four, with the balance to be delivered by the end of the year. The total value of the contract is $138 million (161 billion Iraqi dinars). Chairman of the […]

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Lukoil to Increase Output at West Qurna-2

By Patrick M Schmidt. The Dubai-based division of the Russian oil company, Lukoil announced revise production figures for the West Qurna-2 fields. The company began production in March 2014 with an output of approximately 120,000 barrels of oil per day. Current production levels are now at 300,000 barrels of oil per day. It is expected […]

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N. Ireland Man Fined for Iraq Scam

By John Lee. A Northern-Irish businessman, who was jailed for stealing more than £500,000 in fraudulent VAT repayments, has been ordered to repay £113,472 or serve a further three years in prison. The man had claimed to be building water purification plants in Basra and Mosul, but didn’t have the funds to pay for the […]

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$240m Iraq Desalination Contract

By John Lee. A consortium has been awarded a $240-million engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) order from Iraq’s Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works to build pretreatment facilities at a desalination plant in Basra. Japan’s Hitachi and Veolia Environnement of France have won $100 million of the total, with Egyptian engineering firm ArabCo getting the […]

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Weekly Security Update, 14 – 20 October 2014

By Anne-Laure Barbosa at Constellis Consulting The Iraqi parliament’s approval of Sunni MP Khaled al-Obeidi as defense minister, and Mohammed al-Ghabban, a Shia member of the Badr Organisation, as interior minister, will provide a stronger political foundation for Abadi to counter the ISIS insurgency. Ghabban’s appointment follows weeks of negotiations and resistance from Abadi to nominate […]

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Weekly Security Update, 07 – 13 October 2014

By Anne-Laure Barbosa at Constellis Consulting Elevated levels of violence continued to be reflected in a high number of casualties, with at least 408 recorded deaths over the reporting period. While reporting remains interrupted in large swathes of the North, evidence of war crimes committed by Shia fighters against Sunni populations was described in a briefing […]

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Transworld Group, NAWAH Partner on Ports

Dubai-headquartered companies Transworld Group and NAWAH [North America Western Asia Holdings] have announced that the two firms have entered into a formal agreement to service Iraq’s growing demand for imports, linking their considerable shipping, logistics, marine services and port capabilities. As part of their agreement, Transworld Group and NAWAH Port Management, NAWAH’s port operations business […]

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Petrofac Wins $500m Rumaila Contract

By John Lee. Petrofac has also been awarded a major contract in Iraq to provide general construction management services to BP Iraq NV (BP) on the Rumaila field near Basra. Petrofac will provide management and personnel to manage brownfield modifications to assist BP – and its partners in the Rumaila Operations Organisation (ROO), China National […]

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Lukoil to Discuss Expansion in Iraq

By John Lee. Lukoil president Vagit Alekperov (pictured) is to meet Iraq’s Minister for Oil, Adel Abdul-Mahdi [Adil Abd al-Mahdi], to discuss the expansion of the company’s operations in the country. The head of the Russian oil company told journalists: “I will be in Baghdad on October 13 to meet the oil minister. I hope, […]

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Weekly Security Update, 30 September – 06 October 2014

By Anne-Laure Barbosa at Constellis Consulting ISIS’s military strategy continued to defy airstrikes conducted by the US and their allies, with militants gaining ground in Anbar and launching successful assaults on towns to the north of Baghdad. The security situation continued to complement stagnating political dynamics in Baghdad, with disagreements opposing moderates and conservative elements judging […]

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Vizocom Wins $5m Embassy Contract

By John Lee. The General Services Office at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract worth nearly $5.2 million [6.1 billion Iraqi dinars] to VIZOCOM. The contract is for the provision of “Satellite Television Channel Broadcasting, Reception and Transmission Services at the U.S. American Embassy Baghdad, the U.S. American […]

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