New Babil Substation is a 400kV substation located in Babil, Babil, Iraq.

The New Babil Substation project’s construction has begun in 2020. The works are expected to be commissioned in 2022.


New Babil Substation project, which is a new substation, will be operated by Ministry of Electricity, Iraq.

The designed voltage level of the substation is 400/132kV and the operating voltage level is 400/132kV.

The step-in voltage of the project is 400kV and the step-out voltage is 132kV.

New Babil Substation project development status

The development of the New Babil Substation project was approved by Ministry of Electricity, Iraq in 2020. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2022. Approximately $94m was financed by the authorities to undertake the construction works of the project.

Contractors involved in New Babil Substation project

Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) and Toshiba Transmission and Distribution Systems Gulf was appointed by Ministry of Electricity, Iraq to supply the equipment for the New Babil Substation.

About Ministry of Electricity, Iraq

Ministry of Electricity of Iraq (MEI) is a government owned electric commission. It is the principal organization that administers the power sector in the country. The ministry is responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Iraq. MEI classifies its operations into DG of production, DG of transmission, DG of distribution and DG of projects. The ministry is also responsible for operation maintenance and control; training and development; and importing electricity from neighboring countries such as Syria, Turkey and Iran. It imports electricity from these countries to meet Iraq’s excess electricity demand.


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