Kuwait’s Qualitynet is reported to have been granted a licence to provide internet, telecommunications and satellite services in Iraq.
According to CommsMEA, the move makes it the first Kuwaiti telecommunications service provider to win a service licence in the country.
Said Qualitynet CEO Mohammed Nizar Al-Nusif is quoted as saying:
“Winning this licence comes after an extensive study of the needs of the Iraqi market, the estimation of investment volumes and feasibility studies for the establishment of infrastructure, and will complement our strategic plan for regional and international expansion.
“Our experts are currently working on deploying the network and infrastructure to provide our services to our customer base across Iraq, and to provide the network with point-of-presence devices through Qualitynet Iraq, for which it was officially established.“
UK-based recruitment agency SSK Recruitment is reported to be looking to open an office in Erbil.
Bdaily quotes Managing director Adam Smith as saying:
“With all the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, we decided to focus on building relationships in the Middle East.
“The margins are significantly higher in the Middle East than here in the UK and we’ve been lucky that through existing relationships we’ve formed with our current clients, they have in turn recommended us to other companies.”
It adds that the company is looking to engage with more companies in the oil and gas sector and is holding meetings in the UK, Dubai and Iraq.
UK-based Aggreko (Middle East) and Iraq’s North Refineries Company have signed a contract for rental of temporary power generators to supply 15MW of power to Baiji Refinery as a first stage.
For Aggreko, the world’s largest supplier of temporary power, which also supplies South Refineries Company with 25MW,
This contract will help broaden the partnership between Aggreko, the world’s largest supplier of temporary power, and the Ministry of Oil and its affiliate companies, and is a demonstration of the collaboration between both entities.
Aggreko also supplies South Refineries Company with 25MW of power.