Jordan-Iraq power grid tender to be floated by early 2021: NEPCO

The project would be established over two phases

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Electricity pylons are seen in London, Britain August 1, 2017.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Electricity pylons are seen in London, Britain August 1, 2017.

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AMMAN — Amjad Rawashdeh, director general of the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO), on Monday announced the preparation of the technicalities concerned with the tender to be floated for the construction the Jordan-Iraq electrical power grid, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Rawashdeh added that the tender will be floated by the beginning of 2021 to expand Al Risha plant in Jordan.

In a statement carried by Petra, Rawashdeh pointed out that the power linkage between the two countries, which came in light of signing an agreement between NEPCO and the Iraqi General Company for Electric Power Transmission/Central Region in September, would be established over two phases.

In the first phase, Jordan will provide 150 megawatts of electricity to Iraq for a duration of three years which can be renewed upon parties’ agreement.

The second phase includes intensifying electrical exchange, he noted, stressing the importance of this step to the stability of electrical systems and the establishment of a joint Arab electrical market.

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