The first steam unit of Urmia power plant was opened / 640 MW capacity increase of steam units per year of production leap
12/28/2020
The first steam unit of 160 MW of Urmia Combined Cycle Power Plant with a credit of 3,328 billion Tomans was inaugurated by the Minister of Energy.

In order to increase electricity production, respond to the growth of consumption in the region and also increase the efficiency of gas power plants by converting it into a combined cycle, the construction of three steam units in Urmia power plant is on the agenda.

The capacity of each of these units is 160 MW, which with the completion of three steam units of Urmia power plant, while increasing the power generation capacity of the complex by 480 MW, about 783 million cubic meters of fuel will be saved annually and the efficiency of the power plant will increase to about 50%.

The steam units of Urmia power plant are being built in the form of turnkey contracts and their return mechanism will be from fuel economy; In this way, the investor will construct the steam section of the power plant and convert the existing gas units into a combined cycle, and after the operation of the units, the investment cost will be paid in the form of saved fuel.

Accordingly, this year, in the form of reciprocal contracts, four 160 MW steam units in Parand, Assaluyeh, Ferdowsi and Urmia power plants with a total capacity of 480 MW have been put into operatio and according to the plan made this year, a total of 960 MW of new steam units will be connected to the national electricity network.


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