Iraq's Biggest Power Plant - Calik Energy Signs Contract

A Turkish energy company signed a deal with the Iraqi government on Thursday to build a power plant at a cost of $445.5 million [521 billion Iraqi dinars].

The deal between Turkey’s Calik Enerji and the Iraqi Electricity Ministry is for the construction of the 1,250 megawatt al-Hayrat [Khayrat?] plant in Karbala.

Calik Holding CEO, Ahmet Calik, and Iraq’s Deputy Electricity Minister, Salam Kazzaz, penned the agreement in a ceremony in Baghdad with the participation of Iraqi Deputy Premier for Energy, Hussain al-Shahristani, and Turkey’s Ambassador to Iraq, Murat Ozcelik.

Speaking at the ceremony al-Shahristani said the al-Hayrat plant would be biggest in Iraq when completed in two years time, adding that the plant would create 500 new jobs.

Al-Shahristani said the Iraqi government would open more tenders for the construction of two power plants in Mosul.

(Source: Turkish Press)

One Response to Iraq's Biggest Power Plant - Calik Energy Signs Contract

  1. joseph 2nd May 2012 at 15:41 #

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