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].