Turkish Firm Opens New Power Plant

The new al-Hayrat [Khayrat] power plant in Karbala was officially opened on Friday.

At a ceremony to mark the event, Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs, Hussein al-Shahristani, thanked the Turkish company Calik Energy for completing the project successfully and on time.

Ahmet Calik (pictured), CEO of Calik Holdings, said:

"Al Hayrat energy power plant has a strength of 250 megawatts. It will serve the Iraqi people for decades to come."

Other reports say the plant has a capacity of 1,250 MW, and is Iraq's biggest.

Calik is building 2,000 MW of power generation capacity in Iraq.

(Source: World Bulletin)

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