Qatar extends Gulf electricity system to Iraq network

RIYADH: The Qatar Fund for Development has signed a deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority to build and connect the regional electrical system to the southern Iraq network.

According to a Doha News report, the extension of electricity connection to Iraq will help to combat chronic power outages in the country.

The deal will see the establishment of a new 400 KV transformer substation in the Wafra district of Kuwait, and it will be linked to the Gulf power interconnection system and the Iraqi electricity network via Al-Faw electricity transformer station in southern Iraq.

“This initiative will have a pivotal role in the economic contribution and infrastructure development,” said Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari, director general of Qatar Fund for Development.

 

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