Tag Archives | Muthanna

Iraqi Oil Minister pushes Development of Eridu Oil Field

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail, has stressed the importance of developing the Eridu (Arido) oilfield in Block 10, which is in the Muthanna and Dhi Qar provinces. This came during a meeting with Lukoil's Vice President for Central Asia, Middle East, and North African affairs, Stepan Gorgi, and his […]

Preventing Extinction of Gazelles in Southern Iraq

FAO Iraq mobilizing efforts to prevent the extinction of reem gazelles in Southern Iraq A delegation from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq visited last week Sawa Nature Reserve in Al Muthanna. This came as a follow-up to the urgent and current situation where reem gazzelles are endangered due […]

Iraq plans 750-MW solar project in Muthanna

By John Lee. Iraq is planning to build a 750-MW solar energy project in Al-Muthanna. On a visit to the province, Electricity Minister Adel Karim said the project would be supported by "several secondary stations", to help meet the need for electricity. The announcement follows major contracts over the past year with companies such as […]

IS "takes Border Station" in Iraq's Western Desert

By Shelly Kittleson, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Islamic State takes border station in Iraqi desert with 'drug smuggling wali' A recent incident along Iraq's western border and alleged connections between drug smuggling and Islamic State cells […]

Iraqi Cabinet approves New "Alternative Energy" Power Plants

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has agreed to approve a recommendation from the National Investment Commission (NIC) for the Ministry of Electricity to proceed with an investment project for the construction of seven "alternative energy" power plants. The new power stations are to be built in Karbala, Wasit, Babylon, and Al-Muthanna provinces. (Source: Govt […]

Iraqi Govt authorises 4 Private Colleges

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Following discussions, the Cabinet agreed to authorise the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to grant licences to new private colleges in Baghdad, Anbar, Basra and Al-Muthanna provinces. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

Indian Firm Wins $37m Seismic Contract in Iraq

By John Lee. Indian-based Asian Oilfield Services Limited has announced that it has won orders totalling $37 million in Iraq. The orders relate to seismic acquisition at Block 12, with $12 million for a 2D survey and $25 million for a 3D survey. Block 12, located in the Najaf and Muthanna provinces, is being developed […]

Investment Opportunities: 7 Solar Energy Projects

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has published details of a new round of solar energy projects: The Ministry of Electricity is please to invite local, regional and international Independent Power Producers (IPP) to submit Expressions of interest (EOI) to embark into a proposed reverse auctioning round for SEVEN (7) Green field solar […]

China Wins Contract for $246m Cement Plant

By John Lee. China‚Äôs Sinoma International Engineering has signed a $246-million contract to build a 6000-tonne/day clinker production line in Iraq. The plant will be built for Iraqi Cement in the Samawah of Muthanna. It will handle the entire production process, from raw material crushing to finished cement packaging. Once the contract is finalised, the […]

Deadlines Extended for 2 More Oil Refineries

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil has extended the closing dates for tenders for two new oil refineries: Muthanna refinery, 70,000 bpd: More information here. Diwaniya refinery: 70,000 bpd: More information here. Companies interested in investing must submit their documents by the end of working hours on Sunday, 30th October 2018. For further information […]