Basra opens $100m power station
Saudi developer of investment project plans second, $175m site
The first investment power station was opened today in Basra province with a capacity of 100 megawatts and for a cost of $100m, according to news agency Aswat-al-Iraq.
The plant has been built by a Saudi Arabian company and the power produced will be used solely in the Basra province. It was built in just 100 days.
A second plant capable of producing 150MW is planned by the same company, and will cost $100m to build.
Meanwhile, the National Iraq News Agency has reported that a second power plant at Hilla in Iraq's Babylon province has also just opened.
The $84m project, capable of generating 250MW of energy, was opened by Iraq's Prime Minister Muri Al-Maliki on Saturday.
It was built by Canadian engineering company SNC Lavalin.