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No End In Sight To Basra’s ‘Poisoned Water’ Crisis

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. By Saleem al-Wazzan. Drinking water in Basra has been found to contain a disastrous cocktail of bacteria, as well as too much salt. Although multiple causes for this are clear, […]

Siemens to Upgrade Shatt Al Basra Power Plant

Germany’s Siemens will upgrade one of the country’s largest gas-fired power plants. Under a new contract, Siemens will add 650 megawatts (MW) to Shatt Al Basra Gas Power Plant, which currently has a power generation capacity of 1,250 MW and consists of non-Siemens turbines operating in simple-cycle mode. Siemens will supply five of its highly-efficient […]

METKA Wins Shatt Al Basra Contract

By Patrick M Schmidt. METKA, a Greek engineering and contracting firm, has won a $165 million (192 billion Iraqi dinars) contract to work on the Shatt Al Basra Power Plant. The contract allows for the company to oversee the process of making the plant fit to burn heavy fuel oil for electrical generation. The project […]

Shahristani, Metka, Discuss Shat al-Basra Power Project

By John Lee. The Head of the Greek company Metka, John Mytilineos, met with Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs, Hussein al-Shahristani, to discuss the building of the new Shat al-Basra power station. A statement by Shahristani’s Office, reported by AIN, said: “Shahristani urged during the meeting the Company to assume suitable immediate procedures […]