Iran inaugurates 500 kV power line in Pakistan

Business Materials 28 September 2016 15:16 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 28

By Emil Ilgar – Trend:

Iran inaugurated a 500-kilovolt (kV) power line in Pakistani city of Shikarpur worth 22 million euros, Mehr reported Sept. 28.

The line with a length of 33 km is the second phase of a project, the first phase of which became operational in May 2016.

The power line installed in the first phase had a length of 53 km and 220 kV of transmission capacity.

The Managing Director of Iran Power & Water Equipment and Services Export Company (SUNIR) Bahman Salehi told Mehr that the company developed the Shikarpur project entirely relying on domestic technologies.

Pakistan is one of Iran’s power export targets.

SUNIR has also received Pakistani government's permission to build wind farms in the country, the official website of the company said Aug. 30.

The report didn’t reveal the value of the project, but said the wind farms’ power generation capacity would be 50 megawatts.

Launched in 1994, SUNIR has carried out projects worth $2 billion, working with over 200 contractors.

The report says SUNIR has projects in Iraq, Afghanistan, Armenia, Syria, Oman, Pakistan, Ethiopia and Sri Lanka, worth a total of $860 million.

The company announced Aug. 26 that it held negotiations over projects worth some $20 billion in new markets in North America, as well as in Asian, African and even European countries.