[size=36]Electricity: The interconnection projects with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will give high stability to the electrical system[/size]
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, the Ministry of Electricity has set, today, Saturday, the date for the completion of the electrical connection with Jordan, while pointing out that the connection with Saudi Arabia will make Iraq an important member of the Gulf and Arab energy market.
The ministry's spokesman, Ahmed Moussa, told the official news agency, "The connection with Jordan was done through the Risha-Qaim lines and the Al-Qaim transformer station, and the work was referred to the General Electric Company to complete the line after we completed the study of the ribat points and determined the paths of the lines."
Regarding the connection with Turkey, he explained: "We have completed the lines (Slobi - Fayda), Gezra - Mosul and the Kasik station with a capacity of 400 megawatts in all its branches, and we signed the final operating agreement with the Turkish side, which provided for the provision of 300 megawatts as a first stage for the northern governorates."
He continued, "The completion of the issue was halted due to the crisis in providing gas globally after the increase in demand for it as a result of the existing scarcity due to the Russian-Ukrainian war, which led to a rise in prices.
Regarding the Gulf connection and what has been achieved from it between Moussa, “Iraq has completed the lines of (Faw Number One) and (Faw Abu Flous Number Two), and we hope now that an agreement will be made on the connection line between the Iraqi Al-Faw station and the Kuwaiti Al-Zour station, which will have a length of 220 km, 80 How many of them will be inside Iraq and the rest will be in Kuwait, and we got good tariffs and good prices."
He continued: "With regard to the connection with Saudi Arabia, we have signed an agreement stipulating that the carrier lines will link between Iraq and Saudi Arabia through the Arar port and Al-Youssoufia station.
He pointed out that "the interconnection projects with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will give reliability, readiness and high stability to the electrical system and pave the way for Iraq to be an important member of the Gulf and Arab energy market, while investing its strategic location to be a link and ruler over transmission lines and an energy corridor between the Gulf and West Asian countries." Ended 29/N33