BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 29. The stability of electricity supply to oil fields in Iran's Khuzestan Province (southern Iran) has increased with the launch of a new steam unit of the West Karun Central Combined Cycle Power Plant, Trend reports citing Iran’s Thermal Power Plants Holding Company’s website.
According to the report, taking into account the importance of electricity in oil production in Khuzestan Province, the construction of new power plants in the province is the focus of Iran’s Thermal Power Plants Holding Company.
The generation capacity of the newly launched steam unit of the West Karun Central Combined Cycle Power Plant is 198 megawatt-hours.
With the launch of the new steam unit, water consumption has decreased from 11 cubic meters to 4.3 cubic meters per hour, as well as the efficiency of the West Karun Central Combined Cycle Power Plant has increased from 49 percent to 53 percent.
West Karun Central Combined Cycle Power Plant was built by Iran's MAPNA Group. The power plant belongs to the Iranian Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC). Reportedly, a total of 350 million euros has been spent on the construction of the power plant.
The power plant has 2 gas units and 1 steam unit. This plant has the capacity to generate 492 megawatt-hours of electricity.
About 74 percent of Iran's crude oil is produced in Khuzestan Province.
According to the OPEC report, Iran's daily crude oil production in May 2022 amounted to 2,544,000 barrels. In May, the price of a barrel of Iranian crude oil was $115.48.
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