Siemens Ships 1st F-Class Turbine to Iran

Germany’s Siemens has shipped the first F-class gas turbine for the project Bandar Abbas to Iran, according to a report by Diesel and Gas Tribune.

The turbine has been delivered to the Islamic Republic as part of a contract between Siemens and Iran’s MAPNA.

In March 2016, Siemens signed an agreement with MAPNA, Iran’s largest power plant EPC contractor, to collaborate on the transfer of know-how for the F-class gas turbine technology to modernize the Iranian power supply system. During the course of this agreement, the two companies also signed a contract that covers not only the two SGT5-4000F gas turbines but also two SGen5-2000H generators and the associated power plant instrumentation and controls.

“Siemens’ activities in Iran go back as far as 1868 and involve important infrastructure projects. With the delivery of the first gas turbine to Iran we are renewing our long-term partnership with MAPNA with the aim of modernizing and expanding the country’s power supply network,” said Willi Meixner, CEO of the Siemens Power and Gas Division.

“We are therefore making an important contribution towards improving energy supplies to the people and to industry in Iran.”

The Bandar Abbas power plant is being built in the port city of the same name in the southern province of Hormozgan, near the coast of the Persian Gulf. The plant will have an electrical capacity of approximately 600 MW which will be added to the Iranian power grid. This capacity is sufficient to supply electricity to 150 000 Iranian homes, the company said. MAPNA plans to expand the facility into a combined-cycle power plant at a later point in time.

(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

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