Tag Archives | Muthanna

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’s 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 […]

Crescent signs Initial Contracts to Develop 3 Blocks

By John Lee. UAE-based Crescent Petroleum has signed the initial contracts to develop the oil fields of Gilabat-Qumar (in Diyala), Khashim Ahmer-Injana (in Diyala), and Khudher Al-Mai [Khider al-Mai] (in Basra and Muthana). Mr. Abd Allah Al-Kadhi, the head of exploration and production in the company, said that production will start after three years. The […]

Lukoil signs Contract for Exploration at Block 10

Russia's Lukoil has signed contracts with the state-owned Iraqi Oil Exploration Company to carry out seismic surveys at the Eridu field in Block 10, and also at Block 10's southern and central parts, previously not part of the survey. The scope of appraisal works at Eridu field includes a 3D seismic survey of 983 square kilometers to […]

Efforts to Privatize Electricity face Resistance

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In a meeting held Feb. 21, Najaf’s provincial council followed in the footsteps of Dhi Qar, Muthanna, Wasit and Diwaniyah and voted against the privatization of the electricity sector in […]