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Iraq plans 20GW Solar Power by 2030

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil has his Ministry's goal is to support the Ministry of Electricity to have 20 gigawatts of solar energy capacity installed by 2030. In a promotional video issued by the Government of Iraq, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar added that the recently-announced partnership with French energy company Total will include the […]

Iraq and Total sign MoU for "Large Projects"

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with French oil company Total. According to a statement from the Ministry, both sides have "achieved advanced cooperation steps towards implementing large projects in the oil and energy sector." The document was signed in Baghdad by Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail and […]

French Petroleum Consultancy meets Iraqi Oil Minister

By John Lee. French petroleum consultancy Beicip-Franlab met with Iraqi Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail in Baghdad on Wednesday to discuss strategic plans to develop oil and gas fields in the country. Among those in attendance were the company's Chairman and CEO, Jean Burrus, and the French Ambassador to Iraq, Bruno Aubert. (Source: Iraqi Ministry […]

France beats Turkey to Big Iraqi Construction Project

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. France scores big Iraqi construction project at Turkey's expense A French company has beaten out a Turkish one for the Mosul airport project; political considerations along with economic concerns seem to […]

KRG proposes new Minister of Natural Resources

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masrour Barzani, has nominated Dr. Kamal Atroshi to the post of Minister of Natural Resources, a position which includes responsibility for the oil and gas portfolio. A statement from KRG spokesperson Dr. Jotiar Adil said, "It is our hope that the Kurdistan Parliament […]

Schneider Electric signs MoU for Electricity Distribution in Iraq

Iraqi Ministry of Electricity, Schneider Electric sign MoU to upgrade of 33/11kV Electricity Distribution Network in Iraq This is a part of the French government's efforts to rebuild Iraq and upgrade its electricity distribution network Emrah Tekdemir: The experience of Schneider Electric in energy efficiency helped our engineers gain great experience to train their peers […]

France signs agreement to support Iraqi Elections

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. France signs financing agreement with UN to support Iraqi elections The UN-France deal supports Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission ahead of early elections slated for next summer. Click here to read […]

France to support Electoral Capacity Development in Iraq

UN signs financing agreement with France to support Electoral Capacity Development in Iraq The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of EUR 1 million from France to a UN-led project to support and assist the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). The contribution will help deploy UN electoral advisers as IHEC prepares for upcoming elections. […]

Alstom signs Letter of Intent for Baghdad Elevated Train

Alstom and the Iraqi Ministry of Transport sign a Letter of Intent for the implementation of the Baghdad Elevated Train An Alstom-led Consortium, together with its partner Hyundai Engineering & Construction, have signed a Letter of Intent with the Iraqi Ministry of Transport to define a framework for all the appropriate steps to accelerate the […]

Iraq and France sign 3 Agreements

By John Lee. Iraq and France have signed three Memorandums of Intent during a visit by Mustafa Al Kadhimi, Prime Minister of Iraq, to Paris. According to a statement from the Government of Iraq, the agreements relate to the Baghdad suspension railway project; strengthening the institutional capacities of the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture; and, increasing […]