State of repairs examined

05 December 2003
With the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issuing in late November pre-solicitation notices for contracts worth up to $5,000 million for the reconstruction the power sector, the existing state of the infrastructure is of considerable importance.

The Emergency Infrastructure Programme (EIP) was launched in southern Iraq by the military to stabilise the situation.

'We should be getting another 55 MW at Khor al-Zubair by 20 December and another 20 MW by the end of April at a cost of about $32 million,' says Colonel Richard Brown, the head of the power component of the EIP. 'We also have a $50 million project to install 290 MW at Nasiriyah by the end of April. And there is a $33 million project installing 40 MW at the Amara oil field by February.'

Mott MacDonaldis acting as consultant on the EIP.

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