Iran produces its first turbine with no fuel sensitivity

Oil&Gas Materials 21 November 2018 18:00 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.21

By Elnur Baghishov, Leman Zeynalova - Trend:

Iran’s Mapna Group has produced its first turbine of 42 megawatts with no fuel sensitivity, said the company’s managing director Abbas Aliabadi.

He noted that this turbine will allow to construct a power plant in six months to meet the electricity demand of more than 150,000-200,000 people, IRIB reported.

Aliabadi said that Iran has been holding discussions for purchasing the technology of this turbine for years, however, producing countries refused to come to an agreement. “This turbine was produced following the four-year research of Mapna Group experts.”

This turbine fits every climate, can stand even a sand storm and is able to work on various fuels, even those with low quality, he said.

Mapna’s managing director went on to add that currently, this turbine is manufactured in the US, Germany and Japan. “The turbine produced by Mapna is a strong rival to the best turbines manufactured in other countries. Generators, control systems for the turbine have also been manufactured in Iran.”

MAPNA Group is a conglomerate of Iranian companies involved in development and execution of thermal and renewable power, oil and gas, railway transportation and other industrial projects as well as manufacturing main equipment.

Since establishment in 1993, MAPNA Group has been involved in more than 100 projects valuing over 30 billion euros. Commissioned power plants by the group hold a total capacity of more than 35000 MW, while the total capacity of commissioned and awarded power plants exceeds 45000 MW. Synchronized capacity of power plants constructed by MAPNA constitutes nearly half of Iran’s general power capacity.