Shanghai Electric begins work on $1bn Iraq power project

31 May 2010

Iraq's ministry of electricity has said that China's Shanghai Electric is moving ahead with a $1bn power-generating plant to boost the country's electricity capacity by 1,320 megawatts, Reuters has reported. The project, which includes purchasing and installing four steam turbines, each with a capacity of 330 MW, will provide Iraq with a big power increase over the next four years. Work to install those units started earlier this month and the first unit is expected to operate after three years.

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