Siemens Ships Gas Turbine for Bandar Abbas Power Plant

Siemens Ships Gas Turbine for Bandar Abbas Power Plant Siemens Ships Gas Turbine for Bandar Abbas Power Plant

Siemens has shipped the first F-class gas turbine for a power project in Bandar Abbas, only six months after signing an agreement with MAPNA Group, an Iranian engineering and construction conglomerate.

This is the first stage of the bilateral contract covering the transfer of know-how for F-class gas turbine technology between Siemens and MAPNA, a statement said, Trade Arabia reported.

As part of the Bandar Abbas gas-fired power plant, this turbine along with the rest of the equipment which will be provided by MAPNA, will help to cover the country’s continuously rising demand for electricity.

In March 2016, Siemens concluded a far-reaching 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.

The agreement includes a license for manufacturing F-class gas turbines in Iran. More than 20 gas turbines as well as the associated generators are scheduled to be delivered over the next four to five years.

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.

Willi Meixner, CEO of the Siemens Power and Gas Division said, “We are making an important contribution toward improving energy supplies to the people and to industry in Iran.”

The Bandar Abbas power plant will have an electrical capacity of approximately 600 megawatts which will be added to the Iranian power grid. This capacity is sufficient to supply electricity to 150,000 homes.

MAPNA plans to expand the facility into a combined-cycle power plant at a later point in time.

The Energy Ministry is planning to build more gas-fired power plants. They are expected to help cover the demand for electricity, which grows by approximately 5% each year.

Iran wants to increase its power generation capacity from approximately 75,000 MW to a total of 100,000 MW over five years. A large portion of the new power plants will burn natural gas.