Wind Turbine Production Line Opens

Wind Turbine Production Line OpensWind Turbine Production Line Opens

MAPNA Group inaugurated a wind turbine production line on Tuesday in Karaj, Alborz Province, during a ceremony attended by First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian, and Minister of Industry, Mine, and Trade Mohammadreza Nematzadeh, IRIB reported.

Production of the wind turbines, with a capacity to produce 2.5 megawatts (MW) of electricity, has been carried out for the first time in Iran, bringing about self-sufficiency in manufacturing of wind turbines.

“Reliance on domestic potentials is MAPNA’s most valuable asset,” Jahangiri said, adding, “MAPNA is spearheading the movement for realization of the Resistance Economy.”

Resistance Economy is a set of guidelines proposed by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to counter the sanctions, promote domestic growth and reduce consumption.

Domestic needs were previously met through import of wind turbines from western countries; however, imposition of sanctions on Iran impeded the country’s ability to acquire needed equipment and technology.

The US and its allies imposed an array of sanctions on Iran to curb the country’s nuclear program. Iran insists that its program is peaceful.

Iran and P5+1 ( five permanent members of the UN Security Council, namely United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, and France, plus Germany) are negotiating to reach an agreement by a self-imposed deadline of June 30.

Besides meeting domestic demand, grounds are now established to export turbines, a measure which will help prevent hard currency outflow and generate revenues from ways other than oil exports.

A 25 MW generator manufactured by MAPNA was also unveiled during Tuesday’s ceremony.

MAPNA Group is a leading contractor in the field of power, oil & gas, and transportation, and the largest manufacturer of power plants’ main components in the Middle East and West Asia.

It is a pioneer investor in implementing private power plant projects.