The second steam unit of Asaluyeh Combined Cycle Power Plant was synchronized to the national grid on September 4, 2022.
Construction of the power plant’s steam section, with a nominal capacity of 480 MWs, is being carried out by MAPNA Group under a buyback scheme with Thermal Power Plants Holding Company.
The first steam unit had been synchronized in March 2020. Upon full synchronization of the steam portion, Asaluyeh Combined Cycle Power Plant will have a nominal power generation capacity of 1500 MWs.
Asaluyeh power plant is a private power generation plant owned by MAPNA Group subsidiary Asaluyeh Power Generation Company.
The scope of the project includes the installation of three E-type steam turbines and generators each with a nominal capacity of 160 MWs, plus six HRSGs, ACC cooling system, BOP (balance of plant), and a generator station.
Each synchronized unit saves 250 million cubic meters per year, and collectively helps boosts the efficiency of the power plant from the current 34 percent to 53 percent.
In recent years, MAPNA Group spearheaded a campaign to convert Iran’s simple cycle power plants into combined cycle power generation complexes in order to increase power generation capacity, reduce fossil fuel consumption, and cut down emission levels.