Iraq gives go ahead for new power station
Reports suggest new facility is on cards for Maysan governorate
Iraq has reportedly approved the construction of a new power station in Maysan governorate, in the south-east of the country, according to Iraqi News. The head of the Provincial Council in the governorate, Abdul Hussein Abdul Reda, is reported to have said that the country’s Ministry of Planning had approved a scheme to build a station with a capacity of between 200 and 250 MW.
According to the report, Abdul Reda said that Iraq’s Ministry of Oil and Maysan Oil Company were set to equip the new facility, with an expectation that work would be completed in 2013.
Iraq’s electricity sector has been the subject of frequent attention over the last few months, with STX Heavy reportedly winning a US $150 million order to build a 500MW power station in December, and Schneider Electric, earlier this month, being named as the recipient of a $74 million contract to work on stabilising the grid across 20 power sites.