TEHRAN (Dispatches) - Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh on Monday underlined that the Iranian companies which manufacture turbines are now able to compete with the developed countries.
"Iranian firms are ahead of the world superpowers technologically in production of turbines,” Zangeneh said.
He also said that the oil ministry has demanded Iranian companies to manufacture process compressors, adding that the country has already developed the relevant capabilities.
Elsewhere, Zangeneh referred to Iran’s new 1000-kilometer-long Goreh-Jask oil pipeline in the Southern province of Hormozgan which is one of the most strategic gas and oil projects in the country, and said all equipment used in the pipeline have been produced inside Iran.
Iran has become capable of designing and manufacturing a wide variety of gas turbines at global standards, Managing Director of MAPNA Group, an energy engineering conglomerate, Abbas Aliabadi said in March.
"Iran announces proudly that it owns the technology to make different kinds of gas turbines,” Aliabadi said, adding, "Iran has devised the MGT75 which will improve the efficiency of power plants up to 60 percent.”
"The newly-designed turbine can combust hydrogen and emit water steam, instead of greenhouse gases,” he said, noting that the product is totally Iranian and cheaper than the foreign models.
The official went on to say that the product is going to be presented in world markets.
Aliabadi added that water consumption in the new power plant will drop to 1/10 of the previous ones.
Much of High-Tech Petrochemical Equipment Built Domestically
The CEO of the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) Jafar Rabiee said a large part of the high-tech equipment needed in the petrochemical industry is supplied domestically.
Jafar Rabiee told reporters on Monday, April 5, that feedstock supply and capturing flared gas have been two of the main concerns of the petrochemical industry over the years.
He said PGPIC is currently engaged with a €1 million project for gathering flared gas, adding a major part of the project is being developed by local experts given the fact that the lion’s share of the high-tech items needed in the industry are supplied domestically.
Once operational, the project will result in a major reduction in gas flaring in the southwestern oil-rich province of Khuzestan to be consumed by petrochemical plants as feedstock.