Aboubakr Parsafar, who supervised the construction of MGT-40 power plant in Zahedan, breaks down the commercial benefits of MGT-40. Parsafar, a senior engineer from the Power Division, believes development of MGT-40 was the result of a timely grasp of market opportunities in MAPNA Group. "We wanted to have a larger share of the small- and medium-sized turbines market." He places a particular emphasis on the turbine's application in oil & gas and petrochemical utilities, Iran's largest and most lucrative industries. "MGT-40 perfectly fits the power demands of these industries" he stresses.
Land, time, and budget. These are key advantages of MGT-40 according to Parsapour, who has gained on-the-ground experience during the construction project. "Power plants that run on MGT-40 can be set up in the shortest time" he tells us. Indeed, it took MAPNA only 10 months to set up the Zahedan power plant. "This period can he reduced to six month in future projects" Parsapour adds. Land, or its lack thereof, a serious concern in power plant construction projects, also becomes a marginal concern with MGT-40, since only a 50m in 60m square piece of it is needed, unlike large-scale power plants which need a much larger area And there's money concerns: "When it's not possible to finance large-scale power plants, MGT-40 is a matchless product" Parsafar says.