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Six-firm bid race for 500MW Iraq plant

Winner of new power plant contract to be announced in next few days

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Six firms have been shortlisted as potential main contractors for a 500MW power plant in Iraq. (Getty Images)
Six firms have been shortlisted as potential main contractors for a 500MW power plant in Iraq. (Getty Images)

Six companies have submitted bids to build a 500 megawatt plant in southern Iraq, according to a report by Dow Jones Newswires.

South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries, Greek firm Metka SA, Turkey’s Enka Insaat and Sanayi As and Indian company Lanco Infratech Ltd have all expressed an interest in the project, along with two other companies from Iraq and Jordan, the report said.

The ministry will announce the contract winner in the next few days; the successful company will be contracted to install and operate GE four gas-fired turbines already purchased by the government.
 

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