Bid invitation to implement Jordanian-Iraqi power link ends Monday

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AMMAN (JNews)— The bid invitation to implement the first phase of the Jordan-Iraq power grid project ends on Monday, which is scheduled to be ready by the end of 2022 to supply the Iraqi market with Jordanian electric power of 400 kilovolts, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

Jordan and Iraq seek to strengthen their joint electric interconnection, which would allow the exchange of energy in "larger" quantities, a Ministry of Energy statement said.

According to previous statements by National Electricity Power Company (NEPCO), Amjad Rawashdeh, the Jordanian-Iraqi electric grid comes within the framework of the Kingdom's aspiration to link with neighboring countries to exchange electric power, which contributes to stability of power systems and serves plans to establish a common Arab energy market.

The tender, which was announced in early June, includes an amendment aimed to link the new 132-kV-capacity Al-Risha plant's lines to the project.

According to a NEPCO report, the company began in 2021 the procedures for implementing the Jordanian-Iraqi power link project by preparing the necessary tenders to build the new Al-Risha station and link the facility's lines with an existing power plant in Iraq.

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