Energy minister announces Iraq-Jordan power link completion by August

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AMMANMinister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, announced on Saturday that the first phase of electrical interconnection with Iraq will be completed by August. The interconnection will link the regions of Al-Rishah and Al-Rutba.اضافة اعلان

The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity previously announced in May that the connection with Jordan would be operational in early July, starting with a capacity of 50 megawatts in the first stage, Khaberni reported.

Ahmed Musa, the ministry's spokesman, stated, "The connection with Jordan will be ready on July 1 as the first stage, with a capacity of 50 megawatts up to Al-Rutba district in Al-Anbar Governorate to supply the national grid."

The foundation for the project was laid by both sides in October 2022. The first phase of the project aims to provide the Iraqi side with 150 megawatts of electricity from Jordan, with plans to increase it to 500 megawatts in the second phase, and 900 megawatts in the third phase.

In addition, drilling operations in the Al-Rishah area for the phosphate exploration project are expected to commence soon, according to Kharabsheh.

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