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Baghdad today - Baghdad
On Thursday, the Ministry of Electricity signed a 5-year memorandum of understanding with the American General Electric Company, in the presence of Prime Minister Mohamed Shiaa Al-Sudani.
Al-Sudani's media office said in a statement received by (Baghdad Today) that "under the auspices of the latter, the Ministry of Electricity signed, this morning, a memorandum of understanding with the American General Electric / GE company, within the framework of the government program that aims to develop the electricity sector in Iraq."
He added that the memorandum "included many basic axes, which will contribute to developing the electrical system in the field of production, increasing its efficiency, transportation, maintenance, staff training, and reducing carbon emissions to support the energy transition in Iraq."
The Prime Minister affirmed, according to the statement, "the government's seriousness in supporting the energy file, and providing full support to the Ministry of Electricity in order to raise the level of production and maintenance of stations, in a way that contributes to addressing the problem of electric current and alleviating the suffering of citizens."
In light of the memorandum, long-term maintenance works will be contracted for a period of five years, to sustain the work of the energy production units that have been equipped by the company, in addition to increasing the work efficiency of the energy production units currently operating through modernizing the systems attached to them, and establishing new stations for the production of electric energy in stages. Commensurate with available fuel and financing, according to the statement.
He explained that the memorandum "also included conducting studies for the exploitation of associated gas and the implementation of a number of secondary stations with a capacity of (400 and 133 kV) with their connections in the various governorates of Iraq, and the establishment of a monitoring center for the performance and work of generating units, as well as the establishment of a training center for staff working in the Ministry of Electricity to develop their technical capabilities.