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Iran Plans International Tender to Raise Power Plant Efficiency

The Energy Ministry aims to build new power plants to generate 25,000 MW by 2021.

 

A tender for domestic and foreign companies will be announced to enhance the efficiency of gas-burning power plants, said the Deputy Energy Minister for Electricity and Energy, Houshang Falahatian.

He said an international tender will be held soon to boost the efficiency of several power plants with a total capacity of 18,000 megawatts from 33% to 48%.

He did not mention the number of power plants set for renovation or the value of the tender. Average efficiency of Iranian power plants is said to be around 37%.

The Energy Ministry aims to build new power plants to generate 25,000 MW by 2021, the end of the sixth five-year economic, cultural and social development plan.

New power stations are slated to run on highly-efficient F-Class and H-Class turbines which would have an efficiency of 58% or higher, the official said.

Iran has signed a deal with Germany's Siemens, based on which the industrial giant is to deliver 20 F-Class turbines to Iran and also share turbine manufacturing knowhow.

Iran received its first F-Class turbine from Siemens last September which is to be used in a power plant in the port city of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province.

With an installed power production capacity of around 75,000 megawatts, Iran meets almost 80% of its electricity demand from aging thermal plants operating for decades. Close to 12,000 MW is produced from hydroelectric plants and 1,000 MW from the sole nuclear power plant in Bushehr, south Iran.

 

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