Iraq set to tender power plant contracts

25 November 2010

The Iraqi electricity ministry is to float tenders for projects to install and run 22 gas turbines, which could boost its power generating capacity by 30% in the next few years, Reuters has reported. The ministry plans to ask companies to build plants in Diwaniya, Muthanna, Maysan and Basra provinces, install and operate the turbines it has already purchased from General Electric and then sell the power back to the government. “I believe on November 30 it will be offered to the companies,” Laith Al Mamury, the head of investments and contracts at the ministry told the news service.

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