Baghdad The Minister of Electricity, Engineer Ziad Ali Fadhel, held an important meeting with the Gulf Interconnection Authority on the Iraqi-Gulf electrical interconnection project, at the Ministry’s headquarters today.

According to the Ministry’s statement, the meeting discussed the main axes to complete the connection, and determine the route of the line linking Al-Faw transfer station 400 kV and Al-Wafra station, and the need to complete its procedures such as surveying the soil and free of beams with the civil defense departments and Iraqi ports, as the Minister directed the South Electricity Transmission Company follow up.

It was discussed to proceed with completing the connecting line, especially after the success of the Ministry’s efforts to include this project in the 2023 budget, and to strive to obtain the necessary funding with the Ministry of Finance.

The Minister also directed the Operation and Control Department, and the South Electricity Transmission to complete the final procedures for the high-voltage transfer station of Al-Faw, and the high-voltage sub-stations associated with it.

It is noteworthy that the first phase of the Iraqi-Gulf link will be at a rate of 500 megawatts, provided that there will be other stages for the development of the project.

The Minister made it clear that this is an important and light step for opening and strengthening the prospects of joint cooperation between Iraq and the Gulf.

Accordingly, Iraq will be an important member of the energy market, and the connection will be a cause for the exchange of energy benefits, and it will achieve good stability for the electrical network.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency