Thursday, 29 July 2010

Alstom signs an MoU to develop Iraq's electricity sector

Alstom has signed a deal with Iraq for the development and expansion of Iraq's electricity infrastructure. The MoU, presided over by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, was signed by Alstom's chief executive, Patrick Kron, and Iraq's Oil and Electricity minister, Hussein Sharestani.

The deal consists of three major projects. The first of which involves supply of a three oil-fired steam unit power plant at Bassorah in southern Iraq, and 400 kV and 132 kV gas insulated substations (GIS). The second project concerns the revitalisation of an existing gas-fired power plant in Najaf.

And the last project will focus on the supply and supervision of 400 kV GIS substations and 132 kV GIS & AIS (Air Insulated Substations) around Iraq. Alstom is currently in talks with a number of Iraqi authorities about the strategic and practical implementation of the three projects.

To find out more about Alstom please visit Alstom's web site, which you can find here.

For more news and expert analysis about Iraq, please see Iraq Focus.

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