First gas power plant to be built in Kirkuk
Works on the first gas power plant to be constructed after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime have started recently in Kirkuk, reported the Iraqi newspaper, Kul Iraq.
The new plant will have 65 mega watt capacity and the total cost of its establishment is expected to hit $170 million. The engineer responsible for the project, Sabah Taher Shakuran, said that the accomplishment of the second stage of the plant, which will be operated by natural gas, will raise its capacity to 200 mega watt.
The plant is to be established by Bechtel and Siemens.