Turkish energy firm to build power plant worth $445.5 mln in Iraq

Al-Shahristani said the Iraqi government would open more tenders for the construction of two power plants in Mosul.

Turkish energy firm to build power plant worth $445.5 mln in Iraq

A Turkish energy company on Thursday signed a deal with the Iraqi government to build a power plant for a cost of $445.5 million.

The deal between Turkey's Calik Energy and the Iraqi Electricity Ministry for the construction of the 1,250 megawatt al-Hayrat plant in Karbala.

Calik Holding CEO Ahmet Calik and Iraq's Deputy Electricity Minister Salam Kazzaz penned the agreement in a ceremony in Baghdad with the participation of Iraqi Deputy Premier for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani and Turkey's Ambassador to Iraq Murat Ozcelik.

Speaking at the ceremony al-Shahristani said al-Hayrat plant would be biggest in Iraq when completed in two years time, adding that the plant would create 500 new jobs.

Al-Shahristani said the Iraqi government would open more tenders for the construction of two power plants in Mosul.


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