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Siemens signs Contracts for Iraqi Power Stations

Siemens Energy has been awarded long term service contracts for several powerplants, from the Ministry of Electricity of the republic of Iraq, to improve energy stability and availability, as well as provide training, skills, and employment opportunities for Iraqis. These contracts represent the first portion of prioritized projects under the Iraq Energy Agenda - Wave […]

Baghdad Seeks to Buy More Gas From Iran

Iraq's Minister of Electricity, Ali Fadel, has stated that his country is currently in the process of finalizing a contract to purchase gas from Iran in the summer season. In a recent interview with Iraqi News Agency, Fadel emphasized that Iraq needs 35,000 megawatts to ensure 24-hour electricity supply during the summer season. Currently, Iraq's […]

Derluk Hydroelectric Plant Starts Limited Production

9By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has reported that the Derluk Hydroelectric Power Project is now 95-percent completed. Described as the most advanced hydroelectric station in the region, the plant is located on the Great Zab River in Derluk, Amadiyah district. The $151-million project comprises two turbines, with a total production capacity of […]

Renewables alone won't solve Iraq's Power Problems

By Jessica Obeid for The Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq needs renewables, but they won't solve its power problems without broader reforms Two decades on from the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, efforts to improve the […]

GE signs Electricity MoU with Iraq

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of Iraq, Mohamed Shia Al-Sudani, has presided over the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the American company General Electric (GE). The memorandum covers areas such as production, efficiency, transportation, maintenance, staff training, and reducing carbon emissions. It also includes long-term maintenance works for a period of […]

Contracts Signed for Iraq Interconnection Project

By John Lee. The Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) has signed 5 contracts with companies to implement the electrical interconnection project between the Gulf states and Iraq. According to a post by @raad_arabi on Twitter, the total cost of the project is more than $200 million. The authority will construct a 295-km power line […]

Siemens to provide more Electricity Generation to Iraq

By John Lee. Federal Government welcomes Germany's contribution to the sustainable development of Iraq's energy infrastructure The CEO of Siemens Energy AG, Dr. Christian Bruch, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Iraqi Minister of Electricity, Zayad Ali Alrzij [Ziyad Ali Fadel, Ziad Ali Fadhil Sudani], on the further electrification of Iraq. The agreement was […]

New Power Stations installed in Iraqi Kurdistan last year

In order to solve the problem of electricity shortage and increase the amount of electricity production, the Ministry of Electricity of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) last year installed several new electricity generation units. According to the director of electricity generation of the Ministry of Electricity, two units with a capacity of 500 MW were […]

Iraqi PM pushes Basra Desalination Project

By John Lee. The Prime Minister, Mr. Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, has chaired a meeting this week discussing the sea water desalination project in Basra Governorate. During the meeting, they discussed "the acceleration of contracting and financing mechanisms." The Prime Minister affirmed the government's intention to involve reliable international companies in the implementation of the project. […]