GE Power have launched a joint project with the Iraq Ministry of Electricity in the delivery of the Baghdad West North substation which has the capacity to supply 1,000 megawatts of power to the national grid.
The inauguration of the power plant was attended by many senior officials including Iraq Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi as the the project completion was celebrated, which will reduce bottlenecks and increase the availability of power in the region.
Speaking following the project launch, Minister of Electricity Luay Al Khatteeb said: "The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity is seeking to provide reliable, uninterrupted power across the country. The opening of the Baghdad West North substation reflects our efforts to achieve this goal. The substation will play a critical role in helping to deliver much-needed power, especially in the upcoming summer months."
In addition, GE have also signed a $400 million agreement with the Iraq Ministry of Electricity to develop 14 other substations throughout many energy deficient regions of the country, to connect these to the national grid.
Source: Trade Arabia