MAPNA-Developed Power Plant Officially Inaugurated in South Iran

Al-Mahdi Combined Cycle Power Plant in Hormozgan Province was officially inaugurated on February 1, 2024.

The power plant opened in a ceremony attended a host of officials including Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Abbas Aliabadi and MAPNA Group President Mohammad Owliya.

The power plant, developed by MAPNA, has a total capacity of 526 MW, consisting of two gas units and one steam unit. It is expected to enhance the electricity supply and reliability in the southern region of Iran, as well as support the growth of the industrial sector, especially the steel and aluminum industries.

The project has set several records in terms of speed, safety, and innovation. It took only 11 months to build the first gas unit, which were synchronized to the grid in late November 2023. The project also achieved 1.1 million safe man-hours without any accidents or injuries. Moreover, the power plant used several systems designed and manufactured by MAPNA, such as the MAPCS control system, the MAPEX static excitation system, and the MAPLCI gas unit generator start-up system.

Aliabadi praised the power plant as a “major contribution to the development of the infrastructures of Iran’s industries.”

He said that the first phase of the project was completed with an investment of 234.5 million euros, and that the project had created 150 direct jobs.

He also expressed the need for more investment to develop the next units of the power plant.

Hamid Rajabpour, CEO of Almahdi Aluminum Company, also spoke at the event, saying that the second gas unit would come on stream in early 2025.

He hailed the power plant as a “savior” for Hormozgan Province, which faced power shortages and challenges. He said that the power plant would greatly help with the development of steel industries.

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