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Turkish companies enter Iraq

Three Turkish companies have been awarded important contracts in Iraq to install 20 gas-powered turbines in three power generating stations, the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity announced recently.

Ministry spokesman Mus'ab Al-Madras told KUNA that "the projects, involving US$900mn investments, aims to generate up to 2,500 MW."

Tenders for the three gas power generating stations in Al-Khairat in Karbala Governorate, Nineveh in Nineveh Governorate, and Al-Quds in Baghdad were previously announced by the ministry.

The successful bidding Turkish companies were Enka Insaat ve Sanayi (ENKA), a construction conglomerate based in Istanbul, Calik Enerji Holding Co, and Eastern Lights Enerji. The results of the tenders have been approved by Minister of Oil and Acting Minister of Electricity, Hussain Al-Shahristani.