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$150m Iraq power plant inaugurated

New Baghdad power plant to boost country's output

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New Iraq power plant inaugurated by development firm Sunir. (Getty Images)
New Iraq power plant inaugurated by development firm Sunir. (Getty Images)

A $150 million power plant in Baghdad has been inaugurated by Iranian power development firm Sunir, aiming to boost the Iraq’s flagging power supply.
Comprising two 160 megawatt turbines, the plant will go some way to improving a grid which only supplies power for a few hours a day, and at 7,000 megawatts, produces less than half the power required to meet estimated peak summer demand.
Bringing the total capacity of the Sadr City plant to 640 megawatts, the new turbines can be run on natural gas or gasoil, and the company has also stated that it plans to build two more units in the project’s second phase.
 

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