Country plans a 500MW power plant each in Basra and Najaf, and a 250 MW plant in the western province of Anbar
Power-starved Iraq has invited
foreign companies to build three power plants to boost the
national grid by 1,250 megawatts, the Ministry of Electricity
said on Saturday.
The ministry said a 500 MW plant would be built in each of
the southern provinces of Basra and Najaf, and a 250 MW plant
in the western province of Anbar.
"The companies will present their offers in the coming few
weeks to supply, design and implement these plants," it said.
The ministry did not give a value for the projects.
Iraq, trying to rebuild after years of war and economic
sanctions, hopes to triple its electricity capacity to 27,000
megawatts from the current 9,000 MW in four years.
More than seven years after the US-led invasion, Iraq's
national grid still only supplies a few hours of power each
day. Intermittent electricity is one of the public's top
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