Iran's MAPNA Group to build power plant in Iraq
Tehran, Iran, 8 Feb.
Iran is set to build a power plant with a 3,500-megawatt capacity in Iraq, the Managing Director of Mapna Group Abbas Aliabadi said, Trend reports citing ILNA.
He made the remarks during the meeting with Iraqi Minister of Electricity Luay Al Khateeb's visit to MAPNA Group headquarters.
'We've tried to establish ourselves in the Iraqi market. There is also plan to expand, and offer support of producing units," he said.
Speaking about the effect of sanctions on the work of the MAPNA Group, Aliabadi said the company is self-sufficient, so no damage was done.
MAPNA Group is a conglomerate of Iranian companies involved in development and execution of thermal and renewable power, oil & gas, railway transportation and other industrial projects as well as manufacturing main equipment.
"Iran is currently ready to cooperate with European and other countries, except Israel, and it has signed contracts with these countries, although some of them have been banned to work with Iran recently due to sanctions, but we don't have problems in continuing our work," he added.
"Iran power production capacity surplus is annually 8,000 megawatt, while the country consumes 4,000 megawatt, so it would export the rest," he said.
"Iran currently exports electricity and equipment to Indonesia, Oman, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, African nations, European countries and Russia," he added.
He also indicated that the construction work on Latakia power plant in Syria has been started.