Tag Archives | Haditha

Croatian firm wins $69m Power Plant Contract in Iraq

By John Lee. Croatia's Koncar Group has signed an agreement worth EUR 65 million ($69 million) with Iraq's Ministry of Electricity for the revitalization of Haditha hydroelectric power station. Under the agreement, the company will carry out what it describes as  "a partial revitalization of generation units, replace part of the MV and HV equipment, […]

Iraq debates New Oil Pipeline to Jordan

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. PM Kadhimi under fire as Iraq debates new oil pipeline to Jordan Since taking office in May 2020, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has placed the activation of an oil pipeline to Jordan […]

Honeywell to Develop Iraq's Haditha Refinery

By John Lee. At its regular meeting this week the Iraqi Cabinet approved the recommendation of the Ministerial Council for Energy to proceed with the development project at Haditha refinery. The American company Honeywell UOP is to carry out the work on behalf of the North Refineries Company (NRC). Haditha refinery is situated in Anbar […]

UNDP Restores Essential Services in Western Anbar

Six new facilities providing basic services to 230,000 residents in western Anbar have officially opened thanks to a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, the Governorate of Anbar, and the international community. The facilities, completed under UNDP's Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), were inaugurated as part of a UNDP Iraq visit to Heet, Haditha, Anah, Rawa, Qaim and […]

Seven Power Plants For Oil Refineries In Iraq

By John Lee. The Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) and Kunz have been selected to contract and design seven power plants (14 gensets) for several oil refineries in Iraq. The generated power contributes to the start and back-up process of these refineries and is independently generated by two gensets on each site. The complete gensets were […]

Converting a Desert Into an Oasis in Iraq

Located about 240 kilometers northwest of Baghdad, a quaint city with panoramic views of the desert sits on both sides of the Euphrates River. With over 46,000 residents, Haditha is one of seven major cities in the Anbar governorate. During the war with the Islamic State and the Levant (ISIL), six of those cities were taken by ISIL except for Haditha and a handful of surrounding vil­lages. Unfortunately, due to the fighting, farmers […]

Iraq to Expand Haditha Refinery

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismael, has laid the foundation stone for a new 20,000-barrel-per-day production unit at Haditha Refinery, in Anbar province. The new unit will increase production at the plant to 36,000 barrels per day. The General Director of the North Refineries Company (NRC), Qassem Abdel Rahman, said […]

Euphrates Islands: The Last Stages in the Fight against IS

By Muhannad Al-Ghazi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The battle of the Euphrates islands: The last stages in the fight against IS Many islands in the Euphrates River in Anbar province have been or still are under the control of the Islamic State […]

IS 'Loses 40% of Territory in Iraq'

The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) has lost 40 percent of the territory it once controlled in Iraq, a spokesman for the US-led coalition has said. BBC News quotes Col Steve Warren (pictured) as saying that IS was "on the defensive", and had "not gained one inch in Iraq since May". But despite […]

US Praises Iraqi Govt, WFP Food Assistance in Anbar

U.S. Embassy Praises Iraqi Government, World Food Program Food Assistance Distribution in Anbar The U.S. Embassy praised the Government of Iraq and United Nations World Food Program (WFP), who yesterday donated and distributed more than 1000 metric tons of food to 70,000 people in the besieged cities of Haditha and Al Baghdadi in Anbar Province. […]

Video: Residents of Haditha Battle to Survive

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. ISIL has long identified Haditha as a target. The armed group has been attacking the city for over 18 months but tribal fighters and Iraqi security forces have fought back with the help […]

Haditha 'Next Target' for IS

By John Lee. The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL) has reportedly identified the city of Haditha, in Anbar province, as its next military target. Situated 240 kilometers (150 miles) northwest of Baghdad, it is the site of Iraq's second-largest hydroelectric facility, with the six-mile-long Haditha Dam on the Euphrates River. The city has a population […]