IRAQ

 

Alstom Bags Eni Zubair Power Contract

 

Italy’s Eni has awarded France’s Alstom a €400mn turnkey contract for a 740MW gas-fired power plant in the Zubair oil field, near Basra in southern Iraq. Alstom says the plant will support the expansion of production facilities. Operator Eni is raising oil production to a plateau of 850,000 b/d from the current 320,000 b/d. No start-up date for the plant was announced. Eni complains that government bureaucracy is...