Assaluyeh Power Plant: Second Steam Unit Commences Commercial Operations

The second steam unit of Assaluyeh Combined Cycle Power Plant has achieved a commercial operation date (COD).

The contract to construct the steam section of the Assaluyeh power plant with a capacity of 480 megawatts was signed between Thermal Power Plants Holding Company and MAPNA Asaluyeh Power Generation Company under a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) agreement.

Currently, under construction, the project is spearheaded by a consortium of MAPNA Group companies, with MAPNA Power Plants Construction & Development Company (MD-1) at the helm.

The project encompasses the installation of three E-type steam generator turbine units, each with a nominal capacity of 160 megawatts, in addition to recovery boilers, auxiliary services, and a dedicated substation.

Situated 25 kilometers from the South Pars Special Economic Zone and near Bostanu village in Bushehr Province, the power plant is strategically located in southern Iran.

The plant’s first steam unit began commercial operations in May 2021.

As per the Ministry of Energy’s data, the power plant contributed approximately 2% to the nation’s electricity output in the Iranian calendar year 1401 (March 2022 – March 2023). With the first unit operational, the plant achieved the seventh rank in electricity production among Iran’s combined cycle power plants.

The initiation of the second steam unit is anticipated to enhance both the production capacity and the plant’s standing within the national electricity grid. Since 2009, the power plant units have maintained an impressive average operational readiness rate exceeding 93%.

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