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Newtechnic wins Contract for new Central Bank of Iraq

By John Lee. Newtechnic, which describes itself as a world leader in building engineering technology, has reportedly won the contract to design the facade and oversee the co-ordination and construction of the new Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) building in Baghdad. According to New Civil Engineer, the building, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), will […]

Milaha Launches Qatar-Iraq Container Service

Milaha Launches First Ever Container Feeder Service Between Qatar and Iraq Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate, has announced the launch of a direct container feeder service between Qatar and Iraq. The new service, which will be an expansion of the existing Qatar-Kuwait service that the company launched last year, will follow a […]

US Firm wins $45m Iraq Training Deal

By John Lee. Spartan Air Academy Iraq LLC., Addison, Texas, has been awarded a $45,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the stand-up of an Air Academy training in support of the Iraq Air Force. Work will be performed at Balad Air Base, Iraq, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 8, 2019. This award is […]

Rotork to supply Karbala Refinery Project

By John Lee. British-based engineering company Rotork is to supply the Karbala Refinery project in Iraq. According to a press release from the company, Rotork will provide large quantities of IQ3 non-intrusive intelligent electric valve actuators, designed specifically for automated flow control systems in hazardous environments. Due to open in 2020, the State Company of […]

Chinese Companies Win Al-Faw Projects

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has awarded the Al Faw [Al Fao] refinery and petrochemicals project to two Chinese companies. In a statement, the ministy named the companies as Power China and “Nerco Chinese Companies“. Mr. Assim Jihad, the spokesman of the Ministry,  said the refinery will have a capacity is 300,000 barrels/day. […]

MHPS to Upgrade Hartha Power Station

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity has reportedly awarded a contract to Japan’s Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) to refurbish the Unit 1 of the Hartha thermal power station (pictured) in Basra province. According to Energy Business Review, the power station is claimed to account for approximately 25 percent of Basra’s total power generation […]

US Firm to Harvest Flare Gas at Nahr Bin Umar

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has announced an agreement with an American company to invest in the flare gas associated with the Nahr Bin Umar oil field in Basra governorate. The Ministry names the company as “Oren”, but Iraq Oil Report identifies it as the Houston-based Orion Gas Processors. A […]

Algeria’s Sonatrach to Invest in Iraq

By John Lee. Sonatrach, the state-owned Algerian energy company, is to form a joint venture with Iraq to cooperate in the harvesting of associated flare gas. The will be used for power generation, and in the production of petrochemicals and fertilizers. The deal was agreed during a visit by Algerian Energy Minister Mustapha Guitouni to Baghdad. (Source: […]