Among the working divisions that have a great role in sustaining the services and their continuity in the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine is the electricity division of the engineering maintenance department. It undertakes the electrical designs for the new projects implemented by the department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine and the development and maintenance of electricity networks inside the holy shrine and the areas surrounding it. The division also installs transformers and designs and establishes electronic control panels by a cadre of engineering and technical specialist to keep pace with the latest scientific developments in this division. It also maintains all electric devices in the holy shrine and linking its electric system to the electric generators. And in times of Ziyarat of millions, it provides the Hussayniyat surrounding the holy shrine with electricity to serve the visitors.
To know more about the work of this division and its units, we met the head of the division Engineer Ali Abd al-Hussayn Abbas who said: "The Electricity Division is one of the important and vital divisions in the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, and its work is twofold: the first is the planning, design and implementation of each project, and the second is the maintenance and sustenance of all devices, equipment and electrical installations in the Holy Shrine. All of these works are distributed to the units of the Division as follows:
First, the electrical control unit: It manufactures control panels for the Holy Shrine, the Holy Sanctuary and the external expansion, making them controlled centrally within the Division. It also manufactures and maintains the control panels and the distribution panels of the shrine. It also manufactures protection and operation panels for motors and drips operating in three phases (3ph), and it manufactures night lighting systems.
Second: the electrical workshop unit, It holds the work of winding the engines and pumps, in addition to the maintenance of electrical devices and air fans for all divisions and departments of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, as well as the maintenance of drips and lamps, and the maintenance of external sites of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine. Noting that the raw materials used by the unit in winding pumps and engines are Iranian-made of high quality.
Third: the maintenance unit of the shrine: It undertakes all the works of electrical installations of the new sanctuary and the maintenance of the old ones, as well as the work of internal lighting.
Fourth: the maintenance unit of the sanctuary: It works to maintain the faults in all departments of the holy shrine, and is responsible also for the work of lighting the holy shrine, the change of lamps' colors and the operation of decoration leaflets in the birth anniversaries.
Fifth: Cranes Unit: this unit has four electric cranes for the purpose of the Division work, as well as for all the departments that need such cranes, such as: Department of intellectual affairs for photography, the department of the Sanctuary's care for cleaning, as well as hanging black banners by the Service Affairs Department. The work in this unit is based on lighting the sanctuary and the Holy Shrine.
Sixth: The Unit of Electrical Foundations: This unit is responsible for a number of works related to the electrical installations outside and inside the Holy Shrine, as well as renewing the old electrical installations whether inside the Holy Shrine and in the sites recently developed by the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine.
Seventh: Unit of maintenance and operation of elevators and cranes. This unit carries out the maintenance and sustenance of electrical elevators for all departments of the holy shrine, including its external sites, in addition to the electrical stairs and walkways within the holy shrine. It also conducts maintenance and inspection of the electrical and diesel cranes of the division and its distribution with other departments ".
It is worth mentioning that this division and the rest of the divisions working in the engineering maintenance department are managed by a specialized cadre who has the experience and competence to manage and set up such tasks according to the work of each unit. The division has contributed effectively to achieve the self-sufficiency by providing funds for the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine without recourse to any outside party in order to carry out such works.