Tag Archives | Al Basra

New Power Plant opens in Umm Qasr

A 29 MW gas-fuelled power plant supplied by the technology group Wärtsilä to the Umm Qasr Ports Authority Zone in Basra, Iraq, commenced commercial operations in February. The plant ensures availability of a reliable supply of electricity to the port's operations, which had previously been subject to frequent power interruptions. The Wärtsilä plant was ordered […]

Cabinet to Improve Services in Basra; Approves Kirkuk Refinery License

The Cabinet held its weekly regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. At the meeting, it was decided to: direct the Ministry of Water Resources to deliver water for Basra province to a rate of 75 m3 / s and remove unauthorised structures on the rivers; direct the […]

Kuwaiti Investor plans $58m Project in Basra

By John Lee. A Kuwaiti businessman is reportedly planning to grow 100,000 date palms and build a nature reserve complete with ostriches and deer in southern Badia, 150 km from the city of Basra. According to Reuters, Abdul-Aziz al-Babtain is investing $58 million in the project, which will see the palms grown over the next […]

Iraq Awards New Oilfield Licences: FULL LIST

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministy of Oil has awarded all four development projects, and two of the seven exploration blocks, that it offered in its fifth auction of oil licences. Only nine of the 26 companies originally pre-qualified took part in the auction, with majors such as Lukoil (Russia), ExxonMobil (US) and Total (France) not bidding. Development […]

Saudi Arabia to re-open Consulate in Basra

By John Lee. Saudi Arabia will reportedly re-open its consulate in Basra within two weeks. Al Arabiya says that the consulate closed in 1990 during the second Gulf war. (Source: Al Arabiya) (Picture: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi meeting Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, 19th June 2017)