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New Investment Opportunity in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced a new investment opportunity in Iraq: Production of tubular and lattice steel poles for electricity, General Company for Communications Equipment and Power (Source: National Investment Commission) (Picture: Business opportunity word cloud, from ibreakstock/Shutterstock)

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GE Provides Turbine for Al Qudus Power Plant

GE Power has announced that it has provided an advanced 9E gas turbine to Iraq’s Al Qudus Power Plant. The company will also service up to seven GE 9E gas turbines at the facility throughout 2019, including maintenance, supply of parts and rehabilitation. GE is installing the new gas turbine at the site and it […]

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GE, Siemens Electricity Deals “in Doubt”

By John Lee. The Financial Times has reported that the recently-agreed electricity deals with Siemens and General Electric (GE) are not certain to be approved. It quotes Minister for Electricity Luay Al-Khatteeb (pictured) as saying: “I don’t have financial allocations or the processes available at hand, it doesn’t allow me to cherry-pick the right consultancies […]

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Iran, Iraq Deal to Boost Cooperation in Electricity

High-ranking officials from Iran and Iraq on Friday signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and a contract to boost cooperation between the two countries in the electricity industry. At the end of his three-day visit to Iran, Iraqi Minister of Electricity Luay al-Khatteeb signed two MoUs and a contract on the electric industry with Iranian […]

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GE Power Substation Inaugurated in Baghdad

Iraqi Ministry of Electricity and GE Power celebrate inauguration of Baghdad West North Substation Underlining their joint commitment to support the development of Iraq’s power infrastructure, the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity (MoE) and GE Power’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) celebrated the energization of the Baghdad West North substation. Located about 35 kilometers away from […]

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“Discussions Ongoing” between Siemens and Iraq

By John Lee. Talks are reported to be continuing between Germany’s Siemens and the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity regarding a major investment in the country’s electricity infrastructure. Lisa Davis (pictured), CEO of the Siemens Gas and Power Operating Company, and member of the corporation’s managing board, told The National last week that “discussions are ongoing”, […]

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MAN Energy Solutions Cements Iraqi Deals

MAN Energy Solutions has successfully commissioned six MAN 18V32/40 engines in a cement factory in Samawa, Iraq, and delivered five more engines of the same type to a freshwater-treatment plant in Basra. “The country’s infrastructure has suffered greatly from armed conflict in the past and the re-electrification of Iraq is pivotal for further growth and […]

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Gas Imports from Iran Interrupted

By John Lee. Gas exports from Iran to Iraq have reportedly been interrupted as authorities in Iran repair pipeline damage caused during a recent earthquake. The gas is used for electricity generation, with the cut reducing available power by 2,500 megawatts (MW). Supplies are expected to be restored over the coming days. (Sources: Iraq Oil […]

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