Iraqi delegation off to China to seal power plant deal

A high-level Iraqi delegation has left for China to finalize a deal with a Shanghai company that will build a 940- million-dollar thermal power plant with a 1,300-megawatt capacity, an Iraqi Ministry of Electricity source said Monday.

Iraqi delegation off to China to seal power plant deal
The delegation is authorized by the Iraqi government to seal the deal with Shanghai Electric which will build a power plant over three years in Zubaydyah in Wasit province, central Iraq.

The company began the design part of the project in 2001 but had to stop following the US-led invasion of Iraq, according to the source.

Iraq's power output, currently standing at about 5,500 megawatts, falls far below its estimated needs of 9,000 megawatts.

Power outages and acute power shortages, which are a huge source of public anger in the oil-rich country, are caused by frequent acts of sabotage targeting power plants.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Aralık 2007, 15:33
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