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.