Iraq awards $74m electricity contract
Ministry of Electricity reportedly names Schneider for power deal
Iraq’s Mawtani has reported that the country’s Ministry of Electricity has agreed a US $74 million deal with Schneider Electric to work on 20 power stations across the country. The firm is set to work on new secondary stations that will utilise multiple energy sources as a means to minimise fuel shortages, and will contribute around 660 kV of power daily.
The report states that the stations are expected to be completed within 18 months, and will be used to help stabilise the electricity supply across the south of the country, particularly during the summer demand peak.
Power news from Iraq has focused on a number of big project wins for the power giants, - with Siemens working on a new simple cycle power project in the south of Iraq, and South Korea’s STX Heavy Industries winning a $150 million deal to build and operate a new power plant in Amara in the south east of the country.