The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has agreed a loan for the rehabilitation of the fourth unit at the Al Hartha Thermal Power Plant in Basra; the amount of the loan as not been disclosed.
The plant was originally constructed by a Japanese company in the late 1970s, and consists of four 200MW units designed to reach a total output of 800 MW.
utilities-me.com reports that the control system of unit 1 was destroyed by a fire in 2010 while units 2 and 3 were damaged during the First Gulf War and have out of operation since then.
The first unit was back up and running in 2010 while the second and third units were scheduled to be rehabilitated by the end of last year.
Germany’s Siemens won the contract for the work on the first three units.
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