First Unit of MAPNA’s F-Class Power Plant Starts Commercial Operation in Bandar Abbas

MAPNA Group has commenced the commercial operation of the first unit of Hengam Combined Cycle Power Plant in Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province.
The gas-fired unit, equipped with MAPNA’s F-Class turbines with a capacity of 307 MWs, was officially inaugurated by President Hassan Rouhani via a video conference on Thursday.
The unit had been synchronized with the national power grid back in January.
The second gas unit of the power plant was also synchronized to the national grid during the same ceremony on Thursday.
The power plant has been constructed by a consortium comprising MAPNA Group, MAPNA International Company, and MAPNA Special Projects Construction & Development Company (MD-3) as the main contractor.
A 292-MW steam unit is also under construction at Hengam Power Plant. Once fully operational, the power station will have a generation capacity of 906 MW.
The eco-friendly project comes in line with an agreement between the Thermal Power Plants Holding Company, a subsidiary of Power Ministry, and MAPNA Group to improve efficiency and reduce electricity waste.
The agreement stipulates the construction of 5,000 MW of thermal power plants by 2024, using F-class gas turbines made inside the country.
Hengam Power Plant is the first among eight projects to have become operational.
The F-Class turbines will give each unit an efficiency rate of 40%, and as soon as the steam unit comes on stream, the power plant’s efficiency will reach 60%.
Other key features of the F-class turbine include lower fuel consumption and higher compliance to environmental standards.

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