[size=36]Electricity and the Gulf Linkage Authority enter into a contract for the establishment of two lines for the import of energy[/size]
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Ministry of Electricity, on Sunday, a contract with the Gulf Linkage Authority, a subsidiary of the Gulf Cooperation Council, to establish two transmission lines of high-voltage power (400) kV.
According to a ministry statement received, Mawazine News, a copy of it, that "within the activities of the Iraq Energy Forum 2019, the ministry signed a contract with the Gulf Linkage Authority, affiliated to the Gulf Cooperation Council, to establish two lines of transmission of ultra-high-voltage power (400) kV. The Ministry of Electricity was represented by the conclusion of the contract by Minister Dr. Luay Al-Khatib, and the Gulf Liaison Commission was represented by its chairman, Eng.
She added, "The Gulf Linkage Authority will bear the cost of construction of the two lines, which will be a length of (300 km), divided over two distances, inside Iraq (80 km), and inside the State of Kuwait (220 km), to be linked to the Iraqi national system, (FAO conversion station) (400 KV), on the one hand, and be an extension of the baseline of the Gulf link on the other, and with the same technical specifications, specified (1800 MVA), and it is hoped to import (500) MW, as a first stage, to be processed after the completion of the two lines before the summer of 2020 , And competitive Gulf market prices that will be differentiated after completion. "
The statement pointed out that "the agreement included in its second phase, the establishment of an electric power exchange system (DC) (HVDC), between Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and between Europe."