Tag Archives | Kerbala

The latest Karbala investment news – Housing Crisis Karbala / Kerbala, building project, construction and more – brought to you by Iraq Business News

Work Starts at Mid-Euphrates Airport

By John Lee. AFP reports that Iraqi officials laid the cornerstone of a new Mid-Euphrates Airport, 35 kilometres (20 miles) south of Karbala. The $500-million project will be carried out by the UK-based Copperchase, with work supervised by the Khayrat al-Sibtein company, which belongs to the Imam Hussein shrine (pictured). During the ceremony, Karbala Governor […]

Millions of Iranians enter Iraq for Shiite Ritual

By Changiz M. Varzi for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  A day after millions of Shiite Muslims marked Arbaeen, the annual pilgrimage to the Hussein mosque in the Iraqi city of Karbala, the front pages of Iranian dailies on […]

Electro-Voice supplies Sound System for Karbala Stadium

By John Lee. Singapore-based Electro-Voice has supplied the sound system for the recently opened Karbala Olympic Stadium in Iraq. According to Entertainment Technology Press, audio for the project was provided by Baghdad-based APCO Electronics, which chose a sound system from Electro-Voice, including a multi-zone digital audio system, horn-loaded loudspeakers, amplifiers, microphones and wireless systems. The […]

Why is Iraq not Profiting from Religious Tourism?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Every year, the number of pilgrims visiting religious sites in Iraq increases. After Iranians were not allowed to travel to Mecca to perform the hajj this year due […]

Karbala Refinery Project “Halted … Solvency Concerns”

By John Lee. Work on a the $6-billion Karbala Refinery Project has reportedly been suspended. According to Korea Times, the work has been halted “due to the Iraqi government’s late construction payment, raising concerns about its solvency.” The Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) contractor for the Karbala Refinery Project is HDGSK, a South Korean joint […]

Caravan Stops Crumble Along Abandoned Silk Road

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. Once-lively Caravan Stops Crumble Along Abandoned Silk Road In an interview with Al-Monitor, 85-year-old Hussein Khazraji described how he used to cross the distance between his hometown, Najaf, and Karbala on foot in the […]

Honeywell Wins Contract at Karbala Refinery

Honeywell has announced that it will provide industry-leading process technology and advanced automation controls to Iraq’s Karbala refinery, now under construction in Karbala Province, about 120 kilometers south of Baghdad. According to a statement from the company, the grassroots refinery will use industry-leading refining processes from Honeywell UOP and automation controls from Honeywell Process Solutions […]

Energy Cmte Discusses New Projects

By John Lee. The Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi chaired a meeting of the Ministerial Committee on Energy (pictured) on Monday. The meeting discussed the status of power supply and the importance of working to improve it, including a proposed project for 400 KV electric transmission lines on deferred payment basis; a program of maintenance, […]

Veolia Wins Contract at Karbala Refinery

Veolia Water Technologies has been selected by HDGSK Joint Venture to supply a Zero Liquid Discharge Evaporator and Crystallizer for the Karbala Refinery Project in Iraq. Veolia will engineer, procure and deliver a Zero Liquid Discharge system based on its proven HPD® Brine Evaporator and Brine Crystallizer technologies for calcium sulfate seeded slurry processes. Iraq’s […]