Wärtsilä has announced that it will be supplying engineering and equipment deliveries for two baseload power plants owned by Iranian businesses Baran Niroo Beshel Co and Tamin Niroo Saam Co.
This is a breakthrough project as Wärtsilä is supplying the first decentralised power plants of its kind to Iran, showing results from the company’s efforts to support the Iranian power generation market in its transition towards more flexible and smarter technologies.
The larger plant being delivered to Baran Niroo Beshel Co will be located in the city of Savadkoh, in the Mazandaran province, and will consist of three Wärtsilä 34SG engines with a combined output of 29MW.
The other power plant, located in the city of Tabriz, will consist of two Wärtsilä 34SG engines with a total output of 19MW. Both plants will together serve approximately 100,000 households and other small industries in the area.
The orders are booked in the second quarter of this year, and the gensets are expected to be delivered during the third quarter.
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions business development manager Tord Johnsson said: "Iran has been experiencing shortages of electricity and Wärtsilä is very actively working on distributed generation power plants in the country. These latest development are a significant proof of confidence for Wärtsilä."
Tamin Niroo Saam Co general manager Mr Semih Uysal added: "Wärtsilä’s technology, capability to deliver efficient and flexible power solutions, as well as their reputation for quality, were definitely the main reasons why we signed this agreement. In addition, using gas as fuel will have an important impact towards the preservation of our environment."
Both Baran Niroo Beshel Co and Tamin Niroo Saam Co are operating under an IPP scheme where Iran Power Generation and Transmission Company (TAVANIR) is the off-taker.
Wärtsilä’s total installed capacity in the Middle East is approximately 7GW. Globally, Wärtsilä’s installed base is over 63GW in 176 countries.
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