Iranian-made power plant to be commissioned in South Pars

Business Materials 14 August 2012 12:19 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.14 / Trend F.Milad /

The first all-Iranian combined cycle power plant, with the capacity of 500 megawatts, will be built in southern Assalouyeh region to supply South Pars gas field with electricity, the Mehr news agency quoted an official with Pars Oil and Gas Company, Mohammad-Mehdi Tavassolipour, as saying on Monday.

The power plant will boost the power generation capacity in the region to 1,500MW, Tavassolipour said.

All the engineering, design, and construction operations of the power plant will be implemented by Iranian experts, he noted.

The power plant is aimed to supply electricity to the phases 12, 13, 14, 19, and 22-24 of the South Pars gas field.

Iran is the top electricity producer in the Middle East, an official with Iran Power Development Company said on July 9.

Mahmoud Dashtbozorg told the IRNA News Agency that the country is the 15th largest electricity producer in the world.

The Energy Ministry will roll out power projects that will increase Iran's electricity generation capacity by 5 gigawatts (GW) this year, which began on March 20, Behzad said on April 3.

He added that over 10 GW should be added to the generation capacity of hydroelectric and thermal power plants by August 2013, the last month of President Ahmadinejad's administration, the Fars news agency reported.