Iraq signs a contract with Jordan to connect the electrical network

Sunday 27th September 2020 - 17:20

Iraq signs a contract with Jordan to connect the electrical network

Baghdad - INA

Today, Sunday, Iraq and Jordan signed a contract to connect the electricity network and sell electrical energy between the two countries, which includes providing Iraq with 1000 gigawatt hours per year as a first stage.

The correspondent of the Iraqi News Agency (INA) stated, "The Iraqi Minister of Electricity, Eng. Majed Al-Amara, and the Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Eng. Hala Zawati, attended the signing ceremony, while the Director General of the General Electric Power Transmission Company - Central Region Eng. Barak Saad Nour signed on the side. The Jordanian General Director of the National Electricity Company, Eng. Amjad Al-Rawashdeh.

 He added, "According to the contract made by video communication, Jordan provides the Iraqi side in the first phase of the project with 1000 gigawatt hours per year, after completing the network connection between the two countries, followed by a second phase that allows the two sides to increase the capacity of electric energy exchange."

He continued, "Jordan will start supplying Iraq with electric power after the completion of the construction of the new Risha conversion station in Jordan, and the establishment of the electrical connection line that connects the new Risha station to the al-Qaim substation in Iraq, with a length of about 300 km, and these works will be completed within 26 months from The date of signing the contract, "noting that" this connection would reduce costs in future power plants and raise the capacity of power-producing plants. "