MAPNA Group received a provisional acceptance certificate (PAC) for the third steam unit of Urmia Combined Cycle Power Plant in northwest Iran.
Urmia power plant is located some 35 kilometers south of Urmia, the center of West Azerbaijan Province in northwest Iran.
Back in 2017, MAPNA Group signed a contract with Tadbirsazan Saramad, owner and investor of Urmia power plant, to construct the steam block for the plant, which comprises three 160MW units, equipped with MAPNA’s E-Type Steam Turbines.
The project is the country’s largest and most modern power plant for supplying power to the national grid in the northwest. The benefits of constructing combined cycle units at the Urmia Power Plant include increasing Iranian electrical production capacity, lowering fuel usage, and increasing efficiency.
Once the steam block goes into full operation, it will reduce fuel consumption by one billion cubic meters per year, which is equivalent to 10% of the total fuel consumption of West Azerbaijan province.
With the addition of steam units, the efficiency of the power plant will increase from 32% to 49% and the total access factor of the power plant will reach 95%.
The power plant consists of six gas units each with a capacity of 157.5 MW each (630 MW in total). To build the plant V94.2 gas turbines have been used and so far all the gas units of the power plant have been synchronized.
Afagh Energy Pars serves as the MC while Wala Energy Engineering Company is the project supervisor. With the provisional delivery of this unit, MAPNA Construction and Development of Combined Cycle Power Plants Company (MD-2) has now received PAC for 113 units, with an aggregate capacity of 17,592 MWs.