Prime Minister Opens Hilla Gas Power Station

By John Lee.

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has inaugurated the new Hilla gas-powered electricity station in Babil province.

Ministry of Electricity spokesman Musab Al-Mudarris said that the station's total power is 250 MW, using two 125-MW GE generators.

The project was carried out by the Al-Hurra International company at a cost of $84 million, under the supervision of the Ministry of Electricity.

The opening ceremony was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussain al-Shahristani and Electricity Minister Karim Aftan [Karrem Aftan al-Jumali].

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