MAPNA has developed the expertise to design and manufacture E-Class gas turbines over the course of more than two decades of close collaboration with international partners and use of skilled and qualified human resources inside the country. This has aided the Group push with its development plans and address the country’s electricity woes.
The importance of adopting this strategy was revealed a decade later (in the 2010s) when international circumstances hampered the activities of many economic sectors but had little effect on the electricity sector. Thanks to indigenized expertise and technologies in knowledge-based companies such as MAPNA Group, the Iranian electricity sector has been able to resolve a large portion of those challenges.
MAPNA Group is the first Iranian company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to acquire the skills and experience necessary to build key power plant equipment such as gas and steam turbines, hot sections of gas turbines, generators, boilers, and electrical and control systems. In this regard
, the Group launched a project in 2011 to update and improve the efficiency of E-class V94.2 turbines.
The project, which aimed to boost the capacity and efficiency of the national power grid, was carried out in three phases in six years. MGT-70 (3), a fruit of the MAP2B project, was unveiled in 2017.
Reliability and availability for power generation are two major requisites in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. The MGT-70 (3) gas turbine has a number of characteristics that can help it meet those challenges, including robustness and long-term services.
Improved mechanical design, more robust combustion chamber, enhanced hot gas path, upgraded turbine cooling system, and better aerodynamics of turbine and compressor blades are the improvements made to the MGT-70 (3).
These changes boost the V94.2 turbines’ power generation from 157MW to 185MW and increases their efficiency from 32% to 34%.
The MGT-70 (3) Gas Turbine meets customer requirements for economic installation and operation and provides excellent flexibility for industrial processes.