Masdar to construct four solar power plants in Iraq

WCN Editorial Team 29 Jun 2022 MIDDLE EAST ENERGY & UTILITIES

UAE-based Masdar has plans to construct four solar power plants in Iraq with a total production capacity of 1GW, reported Zawya, citing an Iraqi official.

These four projects will be initiated soon.

A consultancy contract in this regard was signed by the company with the Iraqi Electricity Ministry.

Iraqi Electricity Ministry spokesman Ahmed Mousa said: “Masdar will build solar power stations in four governorates with a total production of 1,000 MW in the first stage.”

The four solar power plants will be built at Nineveh, Maysan, Dhi Qar and Alnbar governates.

These projects are anticipated to complete within two to three years.

Last October, the company had announced its plans to construct a 450MW plant in Dhi Qar; a 100MW and a 250MW plant, in Ramadi; a 100MW plant in Mosul; and a 100MW plant in Amarah.

The Iraqi government had also signed other agreements for developing solar power plants with France-based Total and other firms for a total 7.5GW capacity.

According to Iraqi officials, these projects would increase renewable energy sources to 33% of the total energy mix by the end of this decade.

The total solar production could rise to 12GW by the end of this decade.
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Image: The four solar power plants will be built at Nineveh, Maysan, Dhi Qar and Alnbar governates. Credit: andreas160578 from Pixabay.

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