At first glance, combined cycle power plants may appear unattractive due to the higher cost and longer duration of their construction. But looking at their long-term benefits, i.e. higher productivity, availability and power generation, and lower pollution, it becomes obvious that combined cycle power plants are far more effective, both economically and environmentally.
Looking from domestic economy angle, there is another edge to combined cycle power plants: Iran’s power industry is virtually self-sufficient, able to manufacture steam turbines, HRSGs, generators, electric and control systems, construct advanced utilities, install power equipment, operate plants, provide services and procure spare parts. Thus, the conversion campaign can be a boost to Iran’s power industry.
As you are reading this, MAPNA Group engineers are constructing the steam portion in three of the thermal power plants owned by the company: Asaluyeh, Parand, and Tous. All the main equipment for these projects have been manufactured by MAPNA. Construction is also carried out in partnership between MAPNA Group subsidiaries and domestic subcontractors. MAPNA Group’s partnership with internationally renowned companies to manufacture F-class gas turbines, and also steam turbines with capacities between 5 and 850 MWs means that MAPNA owns the tools necessary for carrying out the mission to convert simple cycle power plants into combined cycle power plants and enhance the productivity and capacity of Iran’s power sector; a golden opportunity that helps the country to meet increasing demands of a growing economy for the next 4 to 5 years with no need to consume additional fuel.