Iraq, an oil-producing country and member of OPEC, has announced plans to grant a contract for the development of a new solar power plant with a capacity of 700 megawatts (MW), according to the country’s Electricity Minister. Ziyad Fadel revealed that the cabinet is expected to approve the project next Tuesday and authorize the Electricity Ministry to proceed with awarding the contract.
While Fadel did not disclose the name of the company that will be awarded the project, he mentioned that this initiative follows a previous contract given to PowerChina, a state-owned company, for the construction of a 750 MW solar power station in the Southern Al-Muthanna Governorate.
Additionally, Fadel highlighted a recent energy agreement signed with TotalEnergies, a French multinational, which will contribute an additional 1,000 MW to Iraq’s rapidly growing solar power network. These developments signify Iraq’s commitment to diversifying its energy sources and expanding its renewable energy infrastructure.