October 24, 2021 | oil and gas

Iraq is moving to develop oil ports to increase production capacity


Baghdad / NINA / - The General Company for Ports of Iraq announced, on Thursday, its intention to develop oil ports and increase production capacity in them, noting that this requires securing them in terms of safety procedures.

The company stated in a statement, 'The Director General of Iraqi Ports, Farhan Al-Fartousi, met today with the joint operating companies operating in the oil ports, and was briefed on a technical presentation of the firefighting and early warning system presented by the international group NAFFCO specialized in firefighting operations and occupational safety.'

Al-Fartousi said, according to the statement, that 'Iraq's ports are destined to develop oil ports, and this requires a high-quality firefighting and safety system,' referring to 'the directives of the Minister of Transport to secure the oil ports, especially the Khor Al-Zubair oil port.'
He added, 'the direction of the Prime Minister and the Ministries of Transport and Oil is to increase the production capacity in the oil ports, and this requires securing these ports in terms of safety and firefighting procedures, and we are proceeding with this aspect to install a set of very modern systems for fighting fires.'

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