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Siemens wins Iraq substation contract, report says

German firm contracted by Ministry of Electricity to supply equipment and civil works in Baghdad.

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German giant Siemens has signed a contract for electricity substation work in Iraq, according to reports.

Citing an announcement by the Ministry of Electricity on Wednesday, Shafaq news said Siemens will supply processing equipment and execute civil works for the 132 kV gas insulated stations in Baghdad.

The Director-General of the Directorate for projects of power transmission, Sabah Kadhim Akrb was quoted as saying the contract involves building four new stations as well as the rehabilitation of four old ones at Kadhimiya, Al-Ghazali, Baghdad al-Jadida and al- Yarmouk.

Deputy Director of transmission stations Projects in the Directorate General of electric power, Rashid Ali Jawad, said the project is vital to help solve power problems in Karkh and Rusafa.

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