By John Lee.
A group of companies led by Hyundai Engineering & Construction has won a $6.04-billion contract to build the new 140,000-bpd Kerbala oil refinery.
The Iraqi cabinet approved the deal between the Oil Ministry's State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP) and the consortium on Tuesday.
Construction is to be completed within 54 months.
In June, French company Technip won the contract for project management consultancy (PMC) services for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase of the Karbala refinery.
(Sources: ConstructionWeekOnline, Iraq Oil Report)