Energy minister: Iran to cooperate with Russia in manufacturing gas turbines

FNA – Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian announced on Sunday that Iran is due to start cooperation with a large Russian firm in the production of gas turbines.

“A giant Russian company has shown high interest in the joint production of gas turbines and it will present Iranian products to the Russian market in exchange for receiving the know-how to manufacture the turbines,” Ardakanian said in an interview with the state TV on Saturday night.

He added that the Russian company is due to start its cooperation with the Iranian firm, MAPNA Generator Engineering and Manufacturing Company (Pars), soon.

Elsewhere, Ardakanian said that Iran is in talks with Russia to synchronize the two country’s power grid via Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.

Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology fields in recent years.

Iranian researchers built a new gas turbine with high power and efficiency last March, and launched it domestically and in Iraq.

“The gas turbine, B2MAP, has been fully produced and launched in an Iranian engineering company,” Morteza Nezamabadi, one of the designers of the turbine, told FNA at the time.

He added that the new gas turbine works with 185 mega power with the efficiency of 36.4.

“The turbines have been used in projects to build power plants in Iraq as well as the Iranian towns of Aliabad and Assalouyeh,” Nezamabadi said.

Iran unveiled the first home-made 25-megawatt wind turbine generator in Karaj city, near Tehran, in 2015.

The 25-MW wind turbine generator was unveiled in a ceremony attended by Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri.

The new generator has been manufactured by Iranian experts at MAPNA.