TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) – The managing director of Iran’s Power Development Organization (IPDO) said Sunday that, in the next five months, they will set out operations to conclude the construction of six power plants in the country.

“We had planned to bring 15 new production units in three power plants this year,” Hussein Mahmudzadeh stated. These units would produce a total of 2753 megawatts of power, he added. Seven of the units will be added to Damavand plant, six to Hormozgan plant, and two units to Sahand power plant. According to Mahmudzadeh, six units, with a total production capacity of 1132 megawatts, have so far been brought into operation.


He said that operations will start in four new power plants in Southern Tehran (Parvand), Urmia, Shirvan - Khorasan Province, and Jahrom - Fars province. “We will also perform two sets of operations in the steam units of the combined cycle plants of Kerman and Kazerun. The whole power capacity of these plants is estimated to attain 4600 megawatts.


“A three-year period of work is needed for all six plants to come on stream,” Mahmudzadeh uttered.


Pointing to the role of private sector in the country’s power projects, he said that the private sector has already started operations on several power plants in Isfahan, as Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) projects, and also on Rud-e-Shur (salty river) power plant, Saveh, as a Build-Operate-Own (BOO) project.


“our experts have estimated a total capacity of 750 megawatts for the primary phase of Rud-e-Shur”, Mahmudzadeh stated, adding that the entire project would bring about 2000 megawatts of power.







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