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Al-Khateeb: Don’t Politicise Electricity

By John Lee. Iraq’s Minister for Electricity has warned of the dangers of politicising the problems in the country’s electicity sector. Luay al-Khateeb told AFP: “Electricity is a national security issue … In the end, any political, economic or security crisis in Iraq will affect the whole region — and the global economy will be […]

Investment Opportunities: 7 Solar Energy Projects

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has published details of a new round of solar energy projects: The Ministry of Electricity is please to invite local, regional and international Independent Power Producers (IPP) to submit Expressions of interest (EOI) to embark into a proposed reverse auctioning round for SEVEN (7) Green field solar […]

$200m to Improve Iraq’s Electricity Supply

2.5 Million Iraqis and Businesses to Benefit from Improved Electricity Services A new US$200 million World Bank project will provide increased and more reliable supply of electricity to about 2.5 million Iraqis and productive enterprises in the governorates of Basra, Al-Muthanna, Thi Qar, and Missan who currently suffer from frequent and long power cuts and […]

Iraq hopes for Dilemma-less Summer

By Farhad Alaaldin for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It has been six months since Baghdad formed its new government, and no major political crises have arisen. For Iraq, this is unheard of. This could be the result […]

Siemens agrees EUR 700m Contracts in Iraq

Germany’s Siemens and the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity have agreed on the award of contracts valued at approximately EUR 700 million for Phase 1 of their “Iraq Roadmap“, covering short-, mid- and long-term addition of new highly-efficient power generation capacity, rehabilitation and upgrade of existing plants, and the expansion of transmission and distribution networks. The […]

Iran “ready to Expand Gas, Power Trade with Iraq”

President Hassan Rouhani has called for Iran and neighbouring Iraq to expand their gas and electricity dealings and boost bilateral trade to $20 billion, state TV reported, despite difficulties caused by US sanctions against Tehran. “The plans to export electricity and gas and hopefully oil continue and we are ready to expand these contacts not […]

Iraq “Needs to Buy Iranian Electricity for 3 Yrs”

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi said he hopes the United States will keep waiving sanctions on energy imports from neighboring Iran, noting that the Arab country will need to purchase electricity from the Islamic Republic for three years. In November last year, Washington granted a 45-day waiver on electricity to the Arab country and extended […]

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)

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 […]