2MW Turbine Indigenized

2MW Turbine Indigenized2MW Turbine Indigenized

In spite of the crippling sanctions and international restrictions, Iran Nasb Niroo Co. (INNC) managed to indigenize the complete platform package for up to two megawatt steam turbines; Shana news agency quoted Jafar Rahmani, the managing director, as saying.

INNC was established in 1991. Relying on its highly skilled human resources, it is well known as one of the major industrial contractors, particularly in the energy sector. So far it has executed close to 190 power plant projects in and outside the country. Since inception, the company has concentrated largely on manufacturing both single-stage and multi-stage steam turbines.

Highlighting the import of such turbines from either Europe or the US in the past, Rahmani said, “Our domestically-made products compete with foreign brands as we observe international standards, including the American Petroleum Institute (API) standard.”

Refineries, including  in Abadan, Tabriz and Bandar Abbas, the Persian Gulf Star Refinery and Razi Petrochemical Complex are either using or interested in our products, he added.

Expressing hope that technological progress improves in Iran and the country moves faster toward becoming a key industrial player he noted,” production of the high-tech turbine not only saved up to $10 million but also helps the march toward self-reliance in producing 2 MW steam turbines. “Should oil and energy officials assist us in signing new contracts to produce more, INNC will definitely be able to take effective steps in underpinning the industry.”

Tehran is under punitive economic sanctions because of its nuclear program. After marathon talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, Iran and the P5+1 (Britain, China, France, Russia, the US plus Germany) reached a framework agreement on April 2 that calls for lifting all trade sanctions against Iran. The details of the agreement are to be finalized by a June 30 deadline.