Iraq completes 80% of the Gulf electrical interconnection
A spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity denied that the General Electric Company directly works for the electrical connection in Jordan
December 07, 2020 09:43 PM
Mubasher: The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity announced today, Monday, that it sent invitations to international companies regarding electronic collection, and while it confirmed that Iraq had completed 80% of the Gulf interconnection project, General Electric Company directly denied the electrical connection work with Jordan.
Ahmed Moussa, spokesman for the Ministry of Electricity, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that the Ministry of Electricity has sent invitations to four international companies for the issue of electronic collection," indicating that
"the time limit that we have given is two weeks to present companies' offers and study them, and that the ministry is serious about this project."
Moussa added, "The companies are 4 well-known international companies, which are specialized in this regard."
With regard to the Gulf linkage, Moussa said, "Iraq has accomplished 80% of its mission from the Gulf link, and we are waiting for the completion of the part assigned to the Gulf side, especially since the pandemic of our crore has greatly disrupted the project."
A spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity pointed out that "meetings in this regard are currently underway with the Gulf side, and lines and energy transmission paths will be determined."
He pointed out that "150 megawatts will be imported to the western governorates as a first stage, through the construction of the line and the Al-Qaim substation 400, and the work was referred to General Electric to establish the line," noting that
"this line will turn in its coming stages to 950 megawatts."
Moussa added, "The electrical interconnection projects for the Iraqi national grid are not to import electricity, but rather to make it a point of mutual benefit between countries and to make it a conduit for energy transmission."
A spokesman for the Ministry of Electricity denied that "General Electric has undertaken the electrical connection work in Jordan."