Gas- and Oil-Fired Plants in Iran
Bistoun
Location: Kermanshah
Operator: Bistoun Power Generation Management Co
Configuration: 2 X 320 MW
Operation: 1994-1995
Fuel: natural gas, heavy fuel oil
Boiler supplier: Tosi
T/G supplier: Tosi, Ansaldo
EPC: Ghods Niroo, Ansaldo
Quick facts: Two more units are planned for service in 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Bistoun PGMC
Posted 10 Jan 2006

Iranshahr
Location: Sistan & Baluchestan
Operator: Iranshahr Power Generation Management Co
Configuration: 4 X 64 MW
Operation: 1997-2004
Fuel: light fuel oil, heavy fuel oil
Boiler supplier: Brno
T/G supplier: Skoda
EPC: Moshanir, Pilecar Group-Harrison, Azarab
Quick facts: In Jun 2004, the four unit at Iranshahr power plant was commissioned. The project originated in 1989 when PBS signed the main equipment supply contract and worked with Ceska Exportni Banka to arrange financing. This plant has air cooling.

Photograph courtesy of Azarab Energy
Posted 9 Nov 2008

Ramin
Location: Khuzestan
Operator: Ahwaz Power Generation Management Co
Configuration: 6 X 315 MW
Operation: 1977-2002
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Taganrog
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
Quick facts: Ramin is in Ahvaz, the capital city of Khuzestan.

Photograph courtesy of Khuzestan Water & Power Auth
Posted 12 Jun 2004

Sahand
Location: East Azarbayjan
Operator: East Azarbayjan Power Generation Management Co
Configuration: 2 X 325 MW
Operation: 2004-2005
Fuel: natural gas, heavy oil
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: East China Electric Power Design Institute, Mapna
Quick facts: This site is 7km fro Bonab at 1,300m elevation. The units have Heller-type cooling towers. The first unit was synchronized within 55mos from site mobilization.

Photograph courtesy of East Azarbayjan Power Generation Management Co
Re-posted 6 Nov 2011

Shazand (Arak)
Location: Markazi
Operator: Shazand Electricity Production Management Co
Configuration: 4 X 325 MW
Operation: 2000-2002
Fuel: heavy oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Ghods Niroo, Mapna, Southwest Electric Power Design Institute
Quick facts: Construction was approved in Nov 1994. The plant is connected at 230kV to the grid of Western Regional Electricity Co. The dry cooling Heller towers are 130m tall. Heavy oil is supplied by pipeline from the nearby Shazand Refinery. Auxiliary boilers are used to preheat the heavy fuel.

Photograph courtesy of Tavanir
Posted 9 Aug 2003

Shahid Madhaj
Location: Khuzestan
Operator: Saba Power & Electricity Industries Co
Configuration: 2 X 145 MW
Operation: 1975-1992
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: Clarke Chapman
T/G supplier: GEC
EPC: GEC, Sazeh Consulting Engineers, Daewoo
Quick facts: This plant, also known as Zargan, has a 45ha site in Ahvaz. Completion of the second steam unit was suspended for over a decade. The site also has four 32-MW gas turbines and connects to the 230kV grid.

Photograph courtesy of Saba Power & Electricity Industries Co
Posted 4 Jul 2016

Shahid Rajaee
Location: Tehran
Operator: Ravanir
Configuration: 4 X 250 MW
Operation: 1992-1994
Fuel: natural gas, heavy oil
Boiler supplier: IHI, Azab
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Ghods Niroos, Daelim, Monenco Iran
Quick facts: Thhis site is 100km west of Tehran city in Qazvin. It is connected to the 400kV grid. The steel chimney structure is 220m high.

Photograph courtesy of Monenco Iran
Posted 8 Nov 2008

Shahid Salimi (Neka)
Location: Mazandaran
Operator: Neka Power Generation Management Co
Configuration: 4 X 440 MW
Operation: 1979-1981
Fuel: natural gas, heavy oil
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: BBC
EPC: BBC
Quick facts: The four steam sets at Neka were the largest generating units in Iran from completion until the startup of Iran's NPP. The site is in an industrial area on the Caspian Sea. A 400kV substation was built at the site in 1980.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Energy
Posted 8 Nov 2008

Tabriz
Location: East Azarbayjan
Operator: East Azarbayjan Power Generation Management Co
Configuration: 2 X 368 MW
Operation: 1986-1989
Fuel: natural gas, heavy oil
Boiler supplier: Stein
T/G supplier: Alsthom, Hitachi
EPC: lsthom, Sogea
Quick facts: Tabriz is 16km from Tabriz city. In Jun 2003, an 18mo conversion to dual-fuel firing was completed. This involved a new 20in gas connection to the main line of National Iranian Gas Co and on-site gas filtration and handling systems, plus boiler adaptation to allow for gas firing. Ghods Niroo Enginner was engineering consultant.

Photograph courtesy of East Azarbayjan Power Generation Management Co
Posted 6 Nov 2011

   
Tous
Location: Khorasan
Operator: Khorasan Regional Electric Power Co
Configuration: 4 X 150 MW
Operation: 1986-1987
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Biro
T/G supplier: BBC

Photograph courtesy of tinypic
Posted 22 Aug 2010

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 04-Jul-2016

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