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)