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First Phase of Power Plant in Maku FTZ Goes on Stream

The initial phase of Maku Power Plant in the eponymous trade zone in West Azarbaijan Province went on stream on Thursday adding 80 MW to the national grid
First Phase of Power Plant in  Maku FTZ Goes on StreamFirst Phase of Power Plant in  Maku FTZ Goes on Stream
The mega project, under construction in four phases, is planned to produce 1,600 MW by 2025

The first phase of Maku Combined-Cycle Power Plant in the eponymous free trade zone in West Azarbaijan Province started production on Thursday.
According to Samad Pashapour, the plant manager, "The initial phase, which adds 80MW to the national grid, is aimed at supplying six northwestern cities, namely Khoy, Qarah Zia-od-Din, Poldasht, Showt, Maku and Chaldoran," Young Journalists Club (YJC) reported.
"With an estimated cost of $152 million, output from the first phase is planned to increase up to 200 MW by 2020 and reach 300 MW a year later," he sai.

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