26/5/2018 12:00 am
To supply the country with 300 MW
Baghdad / Tareq al-Araji
The Ministry of Electricity is considering the activation of the electric link project with Kuwait to link the national system with its Gulf counterpart to exchange energy in the future, while continuing its work with the construction of Nasiriyah and Samawah gas stations.
"The ministry is studying a proposal for the bilateral electric link project with Kuwait, which includes the rehabilitation of a gas pipeline that was built between the two countries and is currently suspended." The agreement was based on the exchange of energy between the two countries, Kuwait in gas compared to the power supply, pointing to the need for pipeline maintenance, which noted the adoption of the Kuwaiti side of the maintenance process in full.
He added that the ministry had agreed with the Kuwaiti side to extend lines linking the two countries for the transfer of energy. He pointed out that Kuwait will carry out the implementation of the carrier lines to the Iraqi borders, while the ministry will extend them to the borders of Kuwait. To be fed the country card up to 300 MW.
On the delivery of fuel to electric stations throughout the country and the provision of material (kerosene), the teacher pointed out that the Ministry of the conversion of most of the generating units to work on black and crude oil, despite the result of the decline in production capacity, which reduced the volume of consumption of kerosene, His ministry hoped that the Ministry of Oil would have serious efforts to rehabilitate the natural gas fields in Akkaz, Mansouriya and Rumaila to equip the stations with gas to ensure their design cards.
As for the new stations, he explained that his ministry has two stations in Nasiriyah and Samawah in four units contracted with General Electric Company, which will be completed within two years, adding to each station two units and two vehicles to become the capacity of the station 700 MW.
The electricity spokesman noted that his ministry imported from General Electric, 56 generating units and 16 Siemens, all of which were installed except for the Akkaz station, which stopped the company executing its project due to terrorism. In addition, the second Baiji gas station, which was sabotaged by " 960 MW card.
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