Tag Archives | Samawa

MAN supplies Engines to Iraq

Germany’s MAN Diesel & Turbo has delivered six MAN 18V32/40 engines, including gensets and mechanical equipment, to its customer CGGC-UN Power Co Ltd. (China Gezhouba Group Cooperation) in Samawah, Iraq. CGGC is taking on the role of EPC contractor (engineering, procurement, construction) in the building of a 50 MW captive power plant for a cement […]

Rosneft Starts Drilling at Block 12

Russia’s Rosneft group has started drilling its first exploration well at Block 12 in Iraq. The Salman-1 well will be drilled to the measured depth of 4,245 m through Kurra Chine target horizon to be followed by further testing of five prospective targets. The Company plans to complete drilling in July 2017. Company of Rosneft […]

The Young Iraqi Behind ‘The Better Facebook’

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. Sajad Saadi has dreams of becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg, the now-seriously wealthy American who helped found Facebook while he was at university. And to get that particular party started, […]

Iraq Invites Investment in new Refineries, Storage Tanks

By John Lee. Iraq’s new oil minister, Jabbar al-Luaibi, has invited international oil companies to invest in four new oil refineries across the country: Kirkuk: 150,000 bpd; Kut: 100,000 bpd; Samawa: 70,000 bpd; and, Basra: 100-150,000 bpd. Contracts will be considered on both BOT (Build–Operate–Transfer) and BOO (Build–Own–Operate) bases. The Minister made the announcement during […]

Video: Rare IS Bombings in Southern Iraq

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Islamic State group carried out rare attacks in Iraq’s deep Shiite south Sunday, killing at least 33 people with twin suicide car bomb blasts in the city of Samawa:

Salt Industry Evaporating in Iraq

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. Ali al-Jubouri, a farmer from the Babil countryside, patiently waits every year for the rainwater to evaporate from local natural salt lakes. He and his family then collect the salt left behind to sell […]

Qatari Firm Wins $65m Housing Contract

By John Lee. The Muthanna Investment Commission has announced that a Qatari company has been contracted to build a housing project in central Samawa. Doha Investment Company won the contract for the $65 million housing complex, which will include 480 housing units, a school, a health centre and various other services, reports al-Shorfa. Some will […]

Cummins Power Supplies Cement Factory in Samawa

By John Lee. Modern Iraq Company for Trading Agencies (MICTA), the authorised distributor for Cummins Power Generation in Iraq, has provided a prime power solution to a cement factory in Samawa, midway between the capital Baghdad and Basra in the south. Al-Douh Cement Factory (pictured) needed 15 MW of self-generation capacity for its 5,000 m2 […]