Tag Archives | Diwaniya

New Investment Opportunities: Refineries in Diwaniya and Anbar

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced new investment opportunities to build the following refineries: A refinery in Diwaniya governorate with a production capacity of 70 thousand barrels/ day. A refinery in Al-Anbar governorate with a production capacity of 70 thousand barrels/ day. The investment is according to the methods of BOT or […]

Diwaniya New Refinery: Another Dubious Proposal?

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Two recent statements from a non-oil producing province proposing a new oil refinery in the province, to be financed by private investor(s), were reported by local media. No reference was found to […]

Unemployed Iraqis join in Looting of Antiquities

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is a great mine of antiquities, with around 13,000 historical and archaeological sites. But today, they lack protection in the absence of law and the deteriorating security conditions in the […]

NIC Invites Bids for Renewable Energy Plants

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity, in coordination with the National Investment Commission (NIC), have announced an investment opportunity to construct three solar power stations and one wind power station. The plants will capacity of between 5 and 10 MW, and be situated in Diwaniya, Najaf and Missan (Maysan) provinces: Diwaniya: A solar power […]

Major Project Announcements ‘Imminent’

By John Lee. Several major project announcements are expected shortly in Diwaniyah, according to a report from ConstructionWeekOnline. These including projects attached to the $1.35bn Al-Diwaniyah International Commercial Airport (pictured), which is to be built by Kuwait’s Al-Nasriyah Company, and is due to be completed by the end of 2017. Other projects include a $210-million […]

Oil Pipeline Sabotaged in Diwaniya

By John Lee. An oil pipeline passing through the governorate of Diwaniya has reportedly been sabotaged by an explosion, the first event of its kind in the province. Aswat al-Iraq reports that the explosion was made by dynamite underneath the pipeline that runs from Basra to Baghdad. The explosion took place in Saniya area, 12 […]

Elsewedy Electric Signs $169m Power Plant Deal

Elsewedy Electric (SWDY), the leading wire cable and integrated energy solution provider in the Middle East and Africa, through one of its subsidiaries, announces the signing of a US$ 169 Million contract in Iraq with the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity to build and operate a new power plant in Diwaniya, with four 125 MW General […]

Details Nearly Finalised for Diwaniya Housing Project

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Early last year, Iraq Business News interviewed Mohammed Alkhouzai, the head AMH Group, which, which along with a consortium of multinational companies was preparing to break ground on an exciting new project to build more than 10,000 housing units in Diwaniya. I spoke recently with Mr Alkhouzai, who confirmed that they are […]

UAE’s IIAJ Wins $245m Diwaniya Housing Project

Bloomberg reports that Iraq has agreed a $245 million contract with IIAJ Ltd, of the the United Arab Emirates, to build 1,083 housing units in Diwaniya. The al-Zahra residential compound is to be completed within two years on the southwestern side of Diwaniya city, a spokesman for the Diwaniya Investment Commission told the news agency. The […]

Iraq to Export Electricity Next Year?

Iraq’s electricity problem could be solved by the end of the 2013, according to Iraq’s deputy prime-minister with responsibility for energy. Husain al-Shahristani (pictured) told local reporters, “this year power output will reach 9,000 megawatts and skyrocket to 20,000 megawatts in 2013”. AKnews reports that he made the remarks as he inaugurated a new 400MW […]