Iraq signs energy import deal with GCCIA

Iraq has signed a deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) for importing 500 MW of electricity, due to its persistent power outages. Power import will be through a 300-km long transmission line passing from Kuwait to Iraq’s southern port of Al Faw, at a cost of $220 million, which is to be funded by the GCCIA. The agreement for the establishment of the 400 kV line was signed in September 2019. Currently, Iran exports 1,200-1,500 MW of electricity to Iraq on a daily basis.

State-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded an EGP1.2 million contract to a consortium of China-based NARI Group Corporation, Egytech Cables (a subsidiary of Egyptian Elsewedy Electric), Huawei International Company Limited, and Huawei Technologies (Egypt) Company Limited for upgradation of the Cairo Regional Control Centre (RCC) on a turnkey basis. Of the total project value, Egytech’s share is about EGP584 million. The engineering, procurement and construction contract is expected to be implemented over a 20-month period.

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