Iraq extends bid deadline for Kut oil refinery project

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has extended the deadline for foreign companies and investors to bid for a project to build a 100,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Kut province, the oil ministry said.

Investors interested in bidding have until Oct. 4 to make offers, the ministry said in a statement.

The refinery, south of Baghdad, is one of several crude oil processing projects offered by Iraq as part of its plan to become self-sufficient in oil products.

Bidding documents provide for two investment models build-own-operate (BOO) and build-operate-transfer (BOOT), it said.

Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed