Electricity signed a contract with a Chinese company to establish a thermal plant in Salahuddin at a cost of more than one billion dollars
Editor: HAH | BR
Thursday, 15 k 1 2011 12:59 GMT
Minister of Electricity Karim Aftan, peace and the Under Secretary and Deputy Chairman of the Chinese company during the signing of the contract
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
The Ministry of Electricity of Iraq, Thursday, has signed a contract with a Chinese company to establish a power plant, Salah al-Din thermal capacity 1260 MW, confirming that the total cost to implement the project of more than one billion dollars, while China hoped to expand and develop its relations with Iraq in all fields.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity for projects, peace Kazaz during a press conference held at the headquarters of the ministry, and attended "Alsumaria News", "the ministry signed a contract with the company (CMC) of China for the establishment of a power station Salaheddin thermal capacity 1260 MW," asserting that " station consists of two units, obstetric unit energy each one 630 MW. "
He Kazaz that "the total cost to implement the project of one billion and 189 million dinars and-running period of completion of 45 months," adding that "the project will be built on an area of 400 acres in the district of Samarra's Salahuddin province."
He Kazaz that "the company will be executing the processing station components from China and installed and running," pointing out that "the first unit of the station will enter service after 41 months to be followed by the second unit after four months."
For his part, said the Chinese ambassador in Baghdad, Ni Jian, in a speech during the conference, said that "dozens of Chinese companies operating in Iraq," and he hoped to "expand and develop China's relations with Iraq at all levels."
Announced the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity, in the 11 of December, the current, recently contracted with a French company to create a power station Mansourieh 728 MW gas card, and a total cost of $539 million.
The Ministry of Electricity signed at the end of 2008, a contract with U.S. company General Electric to supply Iraq with 56 obstetric units in full, and another contract with the German company Siemens 16 and the processing of a large unit with a capacity of three thousand megawatts.
The Ministry of Electricity and directed, on 25 December 2010 the past, direct calls to a number of international companies specialized in the electricity sector for the implementation of three gas stations, including a power station Najibiyah in the province of Basra.
Offered to the Ministry of Electricity, in the month of December last, too, the construction of four power plants, gas for investment within the first licensing round, to double production over the coming years, and the presentation included a power station on the Shatt al-Arab in Basra, the rate of ten units of the strength of each of 125 MW and a total capacity of 1,250 A megawatt power station Samawa by four units the strength of each of 125 MW and a total capacity of 500 MW power station Diwaniyah by four units power of 500 MW power station architecture with four units each with a capacity of 125 MW, to reach the total capacity of these units are to 2750 MW.
Iraq has suffered a shortage of electric power since the beginning of 1990, and increased hours of rationing power after 2003, in Baghdad and the provinces, because of made a lot of stations in addition to the operations of sabotage of installations over the past years, with increased hours of power cuts for citizens to about twenty hours per day