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Iraqis face Record-Breaking Heat, Electricity Cuts

By Adam Lucente for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqis face record-breaking heat, electricity cuts Iraqis are contending with record-breaking temperatures and a poorly functioning electricity system as a heat wave sweeps across the country. On Tuesday, the Iraqi capital, […]

Hyundai to Build Al-Khairat Power Station

The Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. The Cabinet discussed the needs of Iraq's health sector, and agreed several measures to expand existing capacity and introduce new services. The measures included: Adding additional ward capacity for the treatment of cancer patients at the National Amal Hospital and the […]

US Praises Deal to Import Electricity from GCC

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Republic of Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): The Government of Iraq, Gulf Cooperation Council, and United States have renewed their full support for the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) project to connect the electricity […]

Iraqi PM Pushes Electricity Projects

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has held a meeting with the Ministers of Electricity and Oil to discuss electricity supply in Iraq, and directed that all electricity projects, especially those agreed with Siemens, be implemented without delay. He added that Iraq has spent billions of dollars on the electricity sector in recent years, […]

GE completes Major Work at Bismaya Power Plant

By John Lee. GE Gas Power has reported that it has successfully completed services on four 9F.03 gas turbines, two steam turbines and six generators at Iraq's Besmaya Power Plant safely and on time, while continuing to execute wider operations and maintenance (O&M) works at the site despite the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 […]

Linxon Wins $80m Order for Substations in Iraq

By John Lee. Swedish company Linxon has won an order of around $80 million to the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq for delivery of four turnkey 132/33 kV GIS substations. The contract forms part of the Electricity Sector Reconstruction Project (Phase 2) financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The delivery includes all needed equipment […]

Testing the Potential of Solar in Iraq

Characterized by long, hot and clear summers, Najaf, Iraq's holy city, seems like the ideal place to realize the potential for solar energy in Iraq. Which is why in 2016, Najaf was selected as one of three sites to pilot rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, testing their potential for application across the sunny nation. Energy […]

Siemens Wins 400kV Substation Contract in Iraq

Siemens Energy and the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity have signed a contract for the Al Hamudhia substation, which will provide reliable and efficient power supply to the cities of Ramadi, Fallujah, Saqlawyah, Khalediyah and surrounding areas in Al Anbar governorate, North West of Baghdad. Located about 20 kilometers away from Ramadi city, the turnkey 400- […]

Iraqi Cabinet outlines Funding for Investment Projects

The Cabinet held its regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister thanked health teams for their sacrifices on the front line during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Cabinet received a briefing from the Minister of Health on the latest developments and the […]

Swedish Company to build Power Substations in Iraq

By John Lee. Linxon Sweden AB has signed a contract with the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity to build 132-KV power transmission stations in Baghdad, Kut and Diwaniya. The contract was signed in Stockholm in the presence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in Stockholm, Mr. Ahmed Al-Kamali. Linxon is a joint venture company […]

Iraq Signs 2-Year Electricity Import Deal with Iran

Iran signed an agreement on exports of electricity to neighboring Iraq, covering 2020 and 2021. The two sides signed the agreement during a visit to Baghdad by Iran's Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian, stressing their determination to broaden cooperation in the energy sector, despite American pressure on the Iraqi government to reduce economic ties with […]