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November 24, 2021

Shahid Abbaspour, Iran

By Carmen

Shahid Abbaspour is a 2,000MW hydro power project. It is located on Karun river/basin in Khuzestan, Iran. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1961 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1977.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 2,000 2,000 Active Khuzestan, Iran


The hydro reservoir capacity is 3,139 million cubic meter.

Shahid Abbaspour (Abbaspour Expansion (Karun 1) Phase II) consists of 4 turbines with 250MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1961 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1977.

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Contractors Involved

Farab was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Shahid Abbaspour (Abbaspour (Karun 1) Phase I) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy francis turbines. The phase consists of 4 turbines with 265MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 4 electric generators for the Shahid Abbaspour (Abbaspour (Karun 1) Phase I). The generator capacity is 250 MVA.

Andritz Hydro supplied electric generator(s) for the Shahid Abbaspour (Abbaspour Expansion (Karun 1) Phase II).


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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