Iran inaugurates production line for home-made diesel engine
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 20
Production line of home-made 1,300-horsepower diesel engine was inaugurated in Tehran, during a ceremony attended by senior officials, the state-run IRINN TV reported.
The production line was launched on the sidelines of the International Exhibition of Rail Transportation, Related Industries & Equipment of Iran at the presence of Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari as well as Defense Minister Amir Hatami, Industry, Mines and Trade Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari and Roads and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi.
Iran’s Roads and Urban Development Minister has pre-bought 10 engines, to support the product.
Hatami said that the engine, which is domestically manufactured with aim of “by-passing the international sanctions” has a range of application in the fields of rail, road and sea transportation as well as oil industry, energy and defense sector.
Sattari for his turn, said that one-megawatt type of the engine is currently under production, expressing hope that new generations of the diesel-fed engines with power of five and six megawatts will be manufactured as well.
Iran’s first national diesel engine for passenger cars was unveiled at Iran Khodro Powertrain Co. (IPCO) in 2009. This 90-kilowatts diesel engine is considered as one of the most powerful ones in its kind worldwide, according to the Iranian media.
Earlier in 2017 Managing Director of the Defense Ministry’s Marine Industries Organization Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari said that Iran will unveil first ‘national diesel engine’ dubbed “D87” and manufactured by domestic experts at the Defense Ministry.