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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 […]

Iraq "likely" to get New Waiver for Iran Gas Imports

By Bryant Harris for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq likely to continue importing Iranian natural gas under US waiver renewal Iraqi officials have indicated that the United States is likely to renew a key Iran sanctions waiver […]

Iraq may Stop Iran Gas Transfers if US Waiver Ends

By John Lee. The head of Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has reportedly said that the bank would stop processing payments for Iranian gas imports if a US sanctions exemption expires next month. Faisal al-Haimus told AFP: "As a bank, the most important thing we have is that we are compliant (with international regulations). That's […]

MAN provides 53 MW of Electrical Power to Iraq

Germany's MAN Energy Solutions is providing a drink can factory of the Royal Can Making Company (RCMC) in Iraq with six MAN 18V32/40 CD engines, with a total capacity of 53 megawatts (MW). The recently constructed power plant in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, will supply power to the RCMC manufacturing site and also to […]

Power Grids of Iran, Syria to Be Connected via Iraq

Power Grids of Iran, Syria to Be Connected via Iraq: Minister Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said his ministry plans to connect the country’s national grid to Syria through Iraq as Tehran and Damascus signed a preliminary agreement in this regard. Speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) […]

National Grids of Iran, Iraq "Synchronized"

Iran connected its national grid to Iraq on Friday in a bid to help the Arab country reduce its power outages. The power grids of Iran and Iraq were synchronized in a ceremony held on Friday with Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian and the Iraqi deputy minister of electricity. Earlier this year, the two countries […]

Govt to Incentivise Electricity Distribution

By John Lee. The Iraqi Government has announced new measures intended to stimulate job creation in the electricity distribution industry. In a statement, it said: "Training courses lasting for 3 months or longer in the area of  maintenance of electrical transformers used in the electricity distribution sector in Iraq. The courses will be tailor-made for […]

Iran Electricity Export to Iraq Hits Record

Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian (pictured) has said the export of electricity to neighboring countries has reached a record high in the past year. Addressing a Sunday session of Tehran’s City Council, Ardakanian said management of the situation over the past two water years has helped the country break the record in three sectors of […]