Middle East Electricity 2004 to light up Iraq’s power sector
Middle East Electricity 2004, the region's premier Pan-Arab power and, electricity industry trade show, is set to play a vital role in the reconstruction and expansion of Iraq's shattered energy supply industry infrastructure, according to organizer IIR Exhibitions.
The event will provide opportunities for the world's leading power companies to plug into multi-million dollar reconstruction contracts.
"We expect to see a significant increase in visitors from Iraq, at the show sourcing products and services, as well as seeking opportunities to forge long term relationships with exhibitors as agents or distributors," said Exhibitions Director, Power and Energy Division, IIR Exhibitions Sarah Woodbridge.
Iraq's power sector, in decline since the 1991 Gulf war, suffered further damage during the US invasion earlier this year, with feeder lines and support facilities, in particular, suffering extensive damage. Prior to the latest conflict, US government estimates put the overall
annual generating capacity at about 4,500 megawatts, less than half the pre-1991 level and some 2,500 megawatts below demand.
To be held from February 15-18, Middle East Electricity 2004 will be the biggest ever, occupying 14,000 square meters of space at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre (DIEC). It will feature three vertical arenas for the power generation, new and renewable energy and lighting sectors.
In addition, the show will again host the Middle East Electricity Ministers Summit on the first day of an expanded three-day conference program running alongside the exhibition. The conference will address key regional power sector issues. — (menareport.com)
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