Three New Power Plants for Iraq

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By John Lee.
An international consortium has received local government approval to build three new power stations in central and southern Iraq, and is now waiting on approval from the Central Government in Baghdad.
They will be built by a consortium of led by Semco Maritime of Denmark, AMH Group of the United Kingdom, and Kayi Construction Inc. of Turkey, along with other British and European firms including Parsons Brinckerhoff and Mott Macdonald.
To discuss the project, the consortium recently met with:

  • Vice President Dr. Khodair al-Khozaei [Khudayr Musa Jafar Abbas al-Khuzai];
  • Minister of Electricity, Mr. Kareem Aftan Al-Jumily [Jumayli];
  • Dr Sami al Araji, Chairman of the National Investment Commission;
  • Mr. Hyder Raad Zahid, Head of Corporate Banking at the Trade Bank of Iraq;
  • Mr. Zaid Mehdi, Deputy Chairman for Business Development, Trade Bank of Iraq;
  • Danish Ambassador, Mr. Gert Meinecke;
  • British Head of Mission Mr. Robert Deane, representing the then British Ambassador Michael Aron.

The plants will have a combined capacity of 382 MW.
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