Wärtsilä to supply two baseload power plants in Iran

Energy security is important for Iran. (Image Source: roadconnoisseur/Flickr)Global power solutions provider Wärtsilä will be supplying generator sets for two baseload power plants in Iran


The larger plant operated by Baran Niroo Beshel Co. in the city of Savadkoh, in the Mazandaran province will benefit from three Wärtsilä 34SG engines with a combined output of 29 MW.

Two Wärtsilä 34SG engines with a total output of 19 MW, will be supplied to energy company Tamin Niroo Saam Co for the plant in Tabriz.


"Iran has been experiencing shortages of electricity and Wärtsilä is very actively working on distributed generation power plants in the country. These latest developments are a significant proof of confidence for Wärtsilä in the country", said Tord Johnsson, business development manager, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions, according to a report by Reuters.

"Wärtsilä's technology, capability to deliver efficient and flexible power solutions, as well as their reputation for quality were definitely the main reasons why we signed this agreement. In addition, using gas as fuel will have an important impact towards the preservation of our environment", adds Mr. Semih Uysal, general manager, Tamin Niroo Saam Co.

It is estimated they will support around 100,000 households and small industries in both areas, according to a report by Reuters. The machine deliveries are expected during the third quarter of 2017.The orders are booked in the second quarter of 2017, and the gensets are expected to be delivered during the third quarter of 2017.

Wärtsilä's total installed capacity in the Middle East is approximately 7GW.

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