Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply gas turbine equipment and services to provide 900 MW of electric power to the Bandar Abase region of Iran.
The Hormozgan power plant will be located approximately 50 km north of Bandar Abbas.
The contract, worth around 200 million euros, was placed by MAPNA Investment Co., Iran and Napna International Co., a company recently formed in the UAE to act as financier of and investor on IPP projects.
As part of the Iranian government’s privatisation policy, IPP projects have been stipulated in the second Five-year Development Plan.
Alstom will supply six GT13E2 gas turbines, including the generators, and will supervise the erection and commissioning work. In addition, Alstom will provide spare parts for a five-year operation period.
The first GT13E2 unit will be delivered in March 2003 and the last unit in October 2003.
The Hormozgan plant will be operational in December 2004 and will compensate the projected shortage of power in the region. In the future, the power plant can be extended by conversion into a combined-cycle power plant with an output of approximately 1400 MW.