Iran unveils first indigenous 4MW turbo generator
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 17
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran has unveiled its first domestically-made four-megawatt turbo generator, the Mehr News Agency reported on March 17.
The Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) has built the country's first four-megawatt turbo generator in cooperation with the private sector.
Hassan Helali, the managing director of Turbine Machine Middle East Company -- a subsidiary of the IDRO, said by indigenizing these turbines and related technical know-how, the country will not need CHP (Combined Heat and Power) systems based on gas turbines in the range of three to eight megawatt.
CHP is a system for simultaneous production of electricity and heat, which uses the heat from turbines to produce steam or hot water and increases the output of turbines from 30-35 percent to over 70-80 percent.
Four-megawatt CHP turbines are used in a wide range of industrial projects and in addition to generating electricity, producing necessary heat for metal smelting, wood and paper, sugar, and petrochemical industries.
Iran has taken major strides in recent years to indigenize technical know-how for manufacturing various kinds of turbines.
Edited by C.N.