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Petrofac Results and Operational Update

By John Lee. In its final results announcement this morning, Petrofac gave the following update on its operations in Iraq: Maintenance services, Iraq In August 2013, we were awarded a second contract by Gazprom Neft Badra B.V. (Gazprom) on the Badra oil field, situated 160 kilometres southeast of Baghdad. Worth US$95 million over three years, […]

Ancient Babylon To Be Restored For Tourists

Babylon Province is to receive 100bn dinars ($85m) as it is named Iraq’s archaeological and historical capital. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki approved the funding for reconstructing historical sites, infrastracture and hotels. Ultimately, the goal is to attract tourists to the region, which hosts the ruins of the ancient city of Babylon, where the Hanging Gardens […]

Siemens Wins $129m Contract To Supply Gas Turbines And Generators

Siemens will supply Khormala gas turbine power plant in northern Iraq with four SGT5-2000E gas turbines and four SGen5-100A generators along with the associated auxiliary and ancillary systems. The customer is the KAR Construction and Engineering Company Ltd., which is erecting the Khormala plant for the independent power producer KAR Group headquartered in the city […]

$400m Housing In Baghdad

More housing is to be built in Baghdad, as two deals for 2,000 homes apiece were signed for a total of USD365m. Kar Construction & Engineering will build 2,016 homes in the north of Baghdad over four years, after signing a contract for $185m, according to Shaker al-Zamili, president of the Baghdad Investment Committee announced today. […]

Iraq’s $70bn Railway Project

Iraq is to get high-speed trains linking the provinces, a senior official at the Ministry of Transport said. Talking to Aknews, deputy transport minister Bangin Rekani explained their desire for extensive railways and 240km/h trains. The plans have been presented to the cabinet for approval. The railways, which will provide a huge boost to the Iraqi […]

Iraq Future Energy 2011

The Iraq Future Energy Conference will be hosted in Istanbul, Turkey, from 26th September to 29th September. There is a full programme to demonstrate how energy and infrastructure companies can take a piece of the projects worth tens of billions of US dollars. Attendees can learn about the Ministry of Oil’s four-year plan ending in […]

Green Energy, Medicine and Education

A Turkish company’s proposals for new schools, rebuilding infrastructure, more local energy and medical facilities is likely to be accepted by the local government in the region of Wasit, south-east of Baghdad, reports Aswat al-Iraq. I.F. Spor’s plans include wind power and health projects such as a cancer treatment centre. Other redevelopment projects in the […]

Basra Airport Renovation Begins

Basra council decided this week to renovate and upgrade Basra International Airport as part of preparation to host the Gulf Cup in 2013, reports AKnews. The airport is Iraq’s second biggest. Jabbar Amin Jaber, Basra Council chairman, said: “More than $100 million (116.5 billion Dinars) were allocated to begin the construction within the next couple of […]