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Qeshm Expands Power Output Capacity

Qeshm Expands Power Output Capacity Qeshm Expands Power Output Capacity

Gas units of a new power plant in Qeshm Island, off the Persian Gulf in Hormozgan Province, will start production by the end of July, managing director of Ghadir Investment Company, one of the investors in the project, said.
“Construction of Qeshm Combined-Cycle Power Plant with 500 megawatt capacity started in 2015. Its two 170 MW gas units are almost complete and will be operational in less than a month,” ILNA quoted Farideddin Masoumi as saying.
Besides Ghadir, MAPNA Group and the Qeshm Free Zone Organization collaborated in the project.
“A 160 MW steam unit is also under construction and will come online by September,” Masoumi noted.
A water treatment unit will come on stream as the last part of the project. It will produce 100,000 million cubic meters of desalinated water when fully operational.
A combined cycle power station uses both gas and steam turbines to produce up to 50% more electricity from the same fuel than traditional power plants.
Currently, the old gas units in Qeshm generate up to 100 MW of electricity, which is enough for consumption in the cold seasons. However,  it is inadequate for the summer season, Masoumi said, adding that the new plant will resolve the problem. 
 

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