BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 5
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Iran is ready to import additional gas from Turkmenistan with the repair of the gas pressure increase unit of the 9th Regional Department of the Iranian Gas Transmission Company, head of the department Mohyeddin Mofkhami said, Trend reports.
According to him, the B unit of Ghalajig station of the 9th Regional Department in Golestan Province (north-eastern Iran) has been overhauled.
"For the first time, the German-made M.A.N gas turbine in the B unit was repaired domestically in Iran. The turbine has been studied for 2 years. In general, 78 spare parts for the turbine have been produced within the country," he noted.
Mofkhami also added that due to the sanctions imposed on Iran, no services related to the turbine were provided in Iran. Although discussions were held with the German company in this regard, no results were achieved.
The Iranian Gas Transmission Company has 10 regional departments for gas transportation. Gas supply to Gilan, Mazandaran, and Golestan provinces of Iran is provided by the 9th Regional Department. There are 4 centers and 5 gas pressure boosting stations operating under the 9th regional department.
On November 28, 2021, a tripartite contract on the swapping of 1.5-2 billion cubic meters of Turkmen gas to Azerbaijan through Iran per year was signed between Iran and Azerbaijan in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on the sidelines of the 15th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
The implementation of the contract began on January 1, 2022. As a result of the contract, the reduction of gas pressure in the northern and north-eastern regions of Iran will be prevented.
In May 2018, the US announced its withdrawal from the nuclear deal and imposed sanctions on Iran in November of the same year. The sanctions affected Iranian oil exports, more than 700 banks, companies, and individuals. The sanctions have resulted in the freezing of Iranian assets abroad.
Follow the author on Twitter:@BaghishovElnur