Russian/Swiss Firm to Build 2 Power Stations in Amara

The local administration in the province of Maysan [Missan] has reportedly agreed a deal with a Swiss-Russian firm to set up two power stations  in the city of al-Amara, according to Aswat al-Iraq.

“The Missan local government agreed today (Sept. 25) with Russia’s Wintercroft Capital to build two steam-operated power stations with capacities of 650 megawatt and another gas-operated plant with a capacity of 500 megawatt,” Amer Nasrallah, Missan provincial council’s energy committee chairman told the news agency.

“The two power plants, to be carried out by means of deferred payment over a period of 8-10 years, would solve many of the electricity-related problems in the province and with even provide a surplus of more than 650 megawatt,” added Nasrallah.

Missan’s actual power needs are estimated at more than 400 megawatt. It gets only 200 megawatt now from neighboring provinces through the transformer station 400 KV, set up in 2008 and lies near the al-Kahlaa power station.

A delegation from Wintercroft Capital arrived in Maysan on Wednesday (Sept. 22) to activate a memorandum of understanding signed with the Missan provincial council in April this year.

IBN has so far been unable to find any background information on this "Wintercroft Capital".

(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)

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