25 MW Gas Turbine Manufactured Domestically

25 MW Gas Turbine Manufactured Domestically25 MW Gas Turbine Manufactured Domestically

Iran has acquired the technology to design a 25 megawatt gas turbine, called IGT25, to become one of the only five countries in the world with the technical knowledge.

A total of 59 alterations were made to the model turbine in order to acquire patent for IGT25. So far 31 inventions have been patented, with the remainders in the registration process, managing director of the Oil Turbo Compressor Company (OTC), Saeed Mohtadi, was quoted Saturday by Shana news agency as saying.

Operating in a knowledge-based company, 250 experts and specialists are working on the turbines, with 1.1 million man-hours spent so far on the project. The turbine has a 25 MW capacity, which can be  increased to 30 MW. The IGT25 consists of 42,000 pieces. Ten types of major oil and gas equipment and machinery are have already been manufactured by domestic companies. IGT25 is expected to be officially inaugurated in one of the country's gas compressor stations. A total of six compressor stations were scheduled to start operation before the yearend (March 20).

A gas turbine, also called a combustion turbine, is a type of internal combustion engine. It has an upstream rotating compressor coupled to a downstream turbine, and a combustion chamber in-between.