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Iraq invites foreign firms to build three power plants

Three international companies were invited to construct new electricity power stations

Ahram Online, Saturday 25 Dec 2010
Iraq electricity
New electricity power stations to be constructed by foreign companies due to the severe shortage of the Iraqi electricity capacity. (photo: AP)
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The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity launched a bid, inviting foreign companies to build three new electricity power stations, to enhance the country capacity by 1250 megawatt, according to Reuters.

Two stations will be built in the governates of Al Basra, and Al Najaf  with a capacity of 500 megawatt, and another with 250 megawatt capacity in Al Anbar.

The bids will take place next week.

The Iraqi government is aiming to triple the electricity capacity of the country in four years to 27, 000 megawatt, as the American invasion in 2003 devastated the oil-rich country's infrastructure.  

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