With almost three decades of active presence in the power industry, MAPNA Group has been looking for new ways to realize its developmental aspirations and stay ahead of competitors in the fast-moving market.
Amid a growing gap in performance between those that innovate successfully and those that do not, MAPNA has cast a special focus on Research and Development (R&D) to serve as its innovation engine and yield the critical technology from which it can develop new products, services, and business models.
Since its launch in the early 2000s, MAPNA Group’s R&D Department has been in charge of looking into the lesser known areas to find the right ingredients for the Group’s strategy to reach its outlook, including the country’s industrial growth.
The technological R&D activities of MAPNA can be divided into three periods: The Group’s initial focus was on power plant construction programs, which had previously been handled by international contractors. Successful implementation of major projects, such as building power plants, primarily needs gathering management expertise.
During the second period, MAPNA successfully began licensed manufacturing of power plant equipment and engaged in major oil, gas and rail transportation projects; however, the quest did not end there. During the third period, the Group geared up R&D in technological innovation, independently embarking on building domestic power plant equipment. Thus, R&D has garnered much more attention in MAPNA during third decade in order to realize the Group’s goals in the ever-changing market.
The research activities in MAPNA Group are based on knowledge management, process design, problem identification and prioritization, laboratory infrastructure development, expert hiring, and supply chain provision in various fields.
MAPNA’s homegrown MGT-75 and MGT-70 (3) gas turbines are the fruits of the Group’s new approach to R&D and modern technology adventures; these products are comparable to international models in terms of quality and are considered a turning point in independent design and manufacture of gas turbines that can help the country’s power plant sector evolve significantly.