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Iraq to Buy New Trains

Iraq has reportedly asked several international companies to submit bids for the supply of 10 passenger trains. Bloomberg reports that France’s Alstom, and China’s Datong Electric Locomotive Company have been invited to submit bids, as have manufacturers in Turkey, Iran and Croatia. Jawad al-Kharsan, a spokesman for the national railway company, said the winning company […]

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Video: Floating Plants to Ease Power Shortage

Nine years after the war and with billions of US dollars spent, electricity is still in short supply in Iraq. The government is looking to use electricity-generating ships to meet the expected uptick in demand in the coming summer months. In electricity-strapped provinces like Basra, where the power generated by a Turkish ‘floating electricity plant’ […]

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Integrity Commission Refers 1088 Cases to Courts in 3 Months

Iraq’s Commission on Integrity referred hundreds of cases of suspected corruption, involving 1088 suspected criminals, to the judiciary in the first quarter of this year. The total value of the frauds involved comes to $69 million (83 billion Iraqi dinars). A organisation’s quarterly report breaks down the cases by region: Baghdad /Al-Rysafa: 67 cases; Al-Karkh office, […]

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LUKoil Starts Drilling at West Qurna-2

LUKOIL started production drilling and construction of a key production facility, namely a Central Processing Facility, at the West Qurna-2 field in Iraq on Wednesday. Abdel Karim al-Luaibi, the Iraqi Oil Minister, and also the heads of the Basra province, Iraq’s South Oil Company, LUKOIL Overseas and of the major contractor companies Baker Hughes and […]

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Siemens Wins Al Mussaib Power Plant Contract

Siemens has announced that it has won a major order from the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity to supply the control and instrumentation system, field equipment, and spare parts for steam turbine generators  for Iraq’s largest power plant at Al Mussaib [Musayyib]. The upgraded plant will be more reliable, and will have higher output and increased efficiency. […]

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Weekly Security Update for 19th April 2012

Levels of violence fell slightly in Iraq last week. At least 38 people were killed and 40 injured in nationwide incidents. However, anecdotal evidence on the ground indicated that many Iraqis felt it constituted some sort of calm before the storm. This fear was realised earlier on 19 April when a spate of bombings struck […]

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