Mousa Jiyad Questions Norwegian Tanker Deal

By John Lee.

Iraq Business News Expert Blogger, Ahmed Mousa Jiyad, has demanded an investigation into Iraq's reported contract to buy tankers from a Norwegian company.

The Ministry of Oil announced on 18th August that the Iraqi Oil Tankers Company (IOTC) had concluded a contract with Norway's Batservice Mandal [Båtservice Mandal AS] to build two oil tankers.

According to Mr Jiyad, the company has no experience in building ships of this sort, and filed for bankruptcy last year.

The full text of Mr Jiyad's statement (in Arabic) can be read below:

One Response to Mousa Jiyad Questions Norwegian Tanker Deal

  1. concerned citizen 24th August 2020 at 13:28 #

    I am loving the health scrutiny this subject received from many. Time to reform the Iraqi institutions and have transparency over such projects.

    PS: There is more development beyond the above questioning by Mr. Ahmad. Båtservice Mandal AS has sought out assistance from others through its holding company and will attempt to "unjustly" justify its contract awarding. This is of course still nonsense and must be examined thoroughly.