BAKU, Azerbaijan, Mar. 15
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
A contract has been signed between the Thermal Power Plants Holding Company and the Farab Operations and Maintenance Company on the construction of a steam unit of the Bampur combined cycle power plant in the Sistan and Baluchestan Province (southeastern Iran), said Mohsen Tarztalab, Managing Director of Iran’s Thermal Power Plants Holding Company, Trend reports citing the Ministry of Energy of Iran.
The director stressed that given the growing electricity consumption in the region and the importance of saving on fuel consumption, it is necessary to increase the efficiency of gas-fired thermal power plants and turn them into combined-cycle units, as well as to attract private sector investments. For this purpose, a 160-megawatt steam unit is to be built at the Bampur power plant.
Tarztalab added that this until will be built at a cost of 130 million euro. Thus, the electricity generation of the Bampur combined cycle power plant will reach 480 megawatt-hours.
According to him, the steam unit will increase the efficiency of the power plant by about 50 percent.
"About 300 people will be employed during the construction of the unit, and 50 more people will be employed after its launch," he said.
Tarztalab noted that the launch of this unit will prevent the consumption of more than 19 million cubic meters of natural gas per year.