BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 10
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
The first unit of the Dalahu thermal power plant has been commissioned in Dalahu county of Iran’s Kermanshah province, Trend reports referring to the Iranian Energy Ministry’s website.
The commissioning ceremony was attended by Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian, Executive Director of Iran’s Thermal Power Plants Holding Company Mohsen Tarztalab and other officials.
Tarztalab said that the power plant can produce 913 megawatts of electricity.
The executive director noted that 310 megawatts of electricity will be produced at two gas units of the power plant which consists of three units, and 293 megawatts of electricity will be produced at one steam unit.
The company official added that the cost of building the entire power plant is 365 million euros. Of these, 219 million euros were spent on the construction of the gas unit of the plant and 146 million euros – on the construction of the steam unit, Tarztalab said.
The executive director noted that the Dalahu power plant was built to boost electricity production in western Iran and export electricity to neighboring countries.
Construction of the power plant was entrusted to Farab company as an investor, Tarztalab added.
“The main fuel of this power plant is gas, and diesel fuel is used additionally,” the executive director noted. “In case of gas supply cut, the plant can operate for 25 days.”