Egypt and Iraq Discuss Cooperation in Electricity Sector

The Iraqi Minister of Electricity, Ziad Ali Fadel, met with a delegation from the Egyptian company Egytrafo, which specializes in manufacturing electrical transformers, to explore ways of mutual cooperation and partnership.

The meeting, which was also attended by the Chargé d’Affaires of the Egyptian Embassy in Iraq, highlighted the strong historical and brotherly relations between the two countries, and the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity’s interest in tapping into the Egyptian market and activating partnerships to develop the electricity sector.

Fadel praised the successful projects that were previously implemented with Egyptian companies, and recalled a fruitful visit to Egypt alongside Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa Al-Sudani, where significant energy-related matters were discussed. He said that the discussions with the Egyptian Minister of Energy focused on addressing informal settlements, load management, meter installation, increasing production capacities, and the desire to synchronize successful experiences and create a joint file based on cooperation and knowledge exchange between the two countries.

Fadel also expressed his appreciation for the Egyptian efforts in defending the rights of the Iraqi people in international forums and mobilizing international public opinion to support their cause. He said that Egypt has always been a strategic partner and a supporter of Iraq’s stability and security.

Egytrafo’s Profile and Products

The delegation from Egytrafo, which is one of the leading companies in the field of electrical transformers in Egypt and the Middle East, presented a comprehensive overview of its history, products, specifications, and marketing strategies in multiple countries. The company produces various types of transformers, such as power, distribution, furnace, rectifier, and special transformers, with capacities ranging from 25 kVA to 250 MVA and voltages up to 220 kV.

The company also offers services such as installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance, and repair of transformers, as well as supplying spare parts and accessories. The company has a quality management system that complies with the international standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001, and its products are certified by various organizations, such as KEMA, CESI, and IPH.

The company has a strong presence in the local and regional markets, and has exported its products to more than 40 countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Yemen, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand.

Iraq’s Openness to Cooperation

The Minister of Electricity listened to the presentation of the Egyptian company’s team and affirmed the Ministry’s openness to cooperation, especially with impending projects aimed at serving the citizens. He emphasized that product adoption would be based on compliance with standards, competitive pricing, prompt delivery, and successful required inspections. He directed the Investment and Contracts Department to study the company’s profile and commercial and technical proposals for approval and competition.

The Minister also invited the Egyptian company to participate in the upcoming Baghdad International Fair, which will be held in April 2024, and to showcase its products and services to the Iraqi market. He said that the fair would be a good opportunity for networking and exchanging experiences with other local and international companies in the electricity sector.

The delegation from Egytrafo thanked the Minister for his hospitality and interest, and expressed their readiness to cooperate and contribute to the development and reconstruction of the electricity sector in Iraq. They also praised the achievements and progress made by the Iraqi government and people in various fields, and wished them more stability and prosperity.

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