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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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Iran to Open Office in Thi Qar

By John Lee. The Governor of Thi Qar [Dhi Qar], Yehya ala-Nasiri, has told Aswat Al Iraq that Iran proposes opening an representative office in the province, to facilitate the work of Iranian companies in the area. The proposal was made following a meeting with the Iranian consul in Basra province, Hameed Reza Mukhtas Abadi. […]

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Robt. Stone, NSCC, in JV for Iraq Contracts

By John Lee. Robt. Stone (ME) LLC (RSME) has to announced that it has signed a Joint Venture agreement with NSCC International Limited (NSCC), under the name of “NSCC-RSME”, to exclusively bid together for “projects of mutual interest beyond UAE with a particular focus on Iraq”. The Joint Venture will primarily pursue EPC (Engineering, Procurement […]

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Weekly Security Update, 16 – 22 September 2014

By Anne-Laure Barbosa at Constellis Consulting On 16 September, Iraq’s parliament rejected two appointees to head the critical defence and interior ministries, two of the most sensitive positions which remain to be filled. The opposition of the Shia Alliance prevented the parliament from reaching a majority vote, which would have been necessary to approve the appointments […]

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New Oil Minister Praises Kuwait

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi [Adil Abd al-Mahdi] has met with a Kuwaiti delegation led by the country’s Ambassador to Baghdad, Ghassan al-Zawawi, to discuss cooperation in the energy sector. The Minister praised Kuwait for its economic and political support for Iraq, and praised Kuwaiti companies for their contribution to the development […]

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Erbil, Iraq and the ISIL Offensive

By Robert Tollast. The following is an interview with an Iraqi finance professional with a degree in Accounting and Finance. He is also a Chartered Certified Accountant with extensive experience in Banking. He returned to Iraq in early 2013 and now works as a Portfolio Manager, travelling across Iraq but residing in the Iraqi Kurdistan. He was kind […]

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