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Investment Opportunity in New Baghdad Power Plant

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity has invited investment in a new power station at al-Yusufiyah, in Baghdad. The contract for the 1200-1400 MW plant will be granted on a build, own and operate basis. Further details are available from the Ministry of Electricity: [email protected] (Source: National Investment Commission) (Electricity image via Shutterstock)

Siemens wins Electricity Order

By John Lee. The Ministry of Electricity has reportedly signed a contract with the German company Siemens for the provision of that includes processing equipment, civil works and the rehabilitation of four 132 kV substations in Baghdad. Shafaaq News reports that the contract includes processing equipment and the execution of civil works for the four […]

Basra’s Beleaguered Governor Under Fire

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Political Independence Doesn’t Pay: Basra’s Beleaguered Governor Under Fire As they have done with the pictures of his predecessors, the protestors in Iraq’s southern Basra province were so angry they […]

Solar Energy to Meet Electricity Needs?

By John Lee. Iraq’s Electricity Minister, Qassem Fahdawi [Qassim al-Fahdawi] (pictured), has reportedly said that his ministry is looking to invest in solar energy projects, in an attempt to solve the continuing shortage of electricity. He said the country produces only about 11,000 MW of power, but needs 21,000 MW. According to Kuwait’s KUNA news […]

Electricity Crisis means Lights Out for Iraqis, Again

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. Never-ending Electricity Crisis means Lights Out for Iraqis, Again Electricity generators have often saved Iraqis from summer temperatures that can reach 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). Yet, they have also become a symbol […]

Indian Firm Bags Power Cable Order

By John Lee. India’s Diamond Power Infrastructure has reportedly won a $14.5-million (16.9 billion Iraqi dinar) order to supply 4,600 kms of Aerial Bunched Cables to Iraq. The cables are to be supplied over a period of 8 months, starting in September 2015. Shares in the company were trading up 10 percent on Friday. (Source: […]

Extended Partnership to Improve Electricity in Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Electricity and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have extended their partnership to improve the electricity sector. UNDP will play a pivotal role in updating the region’s master plan and strengthening the institutional capacity of the regional government by establishing a training centre in Erbil. UNDP will continue to help […]

New Army to Defend Oil and Electricity Facilities

By John Lee. Iraq is committing 27,000 security personnel to protect its oil and energy infrastructue from attacks by the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL). Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi (pictured) announced the new force following the latest round of meeting with the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). According to a report from The […]