Iraq has announced the names of foreign companies bidding to build a $1 billion, 1,500 megawatt, power plant in western Iraq, according to a report from Reuters:
- South Korea's Hyundai Engineering & Construction;
- Italy's Saipem;
- Greece's Metka;
- Turkey's Gama; and,
- a consortium of Turkey's Calik Enerji and Italy's Techint.
The plant will consist of six units: four gas units and two "thermal" units, deputy minister of electricity, Salam Qazaz told the agency.
The plant is due to be completed in 33 months.