TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran is the top technology owner in the field of manufacturing power transformers in the Middle East, said an official at Iran’s Power Generation and Distribution Company (TAVANIR).
Deputy CEO of TAVANIR for Coordinating Affairs Seyed Zaman Hosseini said on Sunday that Iran stood at the first place in the Middle East region in the field of technology of producing various types of power transformers.
Presently, Iran is a leading country in the region in the field of manufacturing, repairing and maintain power transformers.
He pointed to the high potential and capacity of technical-engineering companies for participating in export markets and added, “as a representative of public sector, we will back activities of domestic companies in this field considerably.”
For his part, member of power syndicate Arash Aqayeefar pointed to Iran’s accessibility to the technology of manufacturing and renovating various types of power and distribution transformers and added, “presently, Iranian expert engineers say the final word in the Middle East region in the field of producing, repairing and maintaining these types of transformers.”
Low cost for repair and maintenance of these types of transformer and also industrial electromotor are of the salient strengths of Iranian transformer industry, he said, adding, “To date, repair and maintenance services of transformer in Iran is done at one-third cost lower than the other regional competitors.”
Offering after-sales services and using high-quality parts and equipment in the repair and maintenance of power transformers are of the other strengths of domestic companies in this regard, all of these cases caused the country to enjoy high potential for turning into a hub for repairing various types of transformer and electromotor in the Middle East region, he added.
More than 82,000 megawatts of electricity have been generated by Iranian power plants in the past five months since March 21 (the start of the local calendar year), which puts the country among the top 9 energy producers in the world.
Combined-cycle turbines accounted for 25,403 MW (31%), gas turbines more than 25,000 MW (30.5%) and steam turbines 15,830 MW of total electricity production in Iran.
Water turbines produced about 12,000 MW, which accounts for about 14.6% of the whole production. The atomic power plant and the distributed energy resources each produced about 1,000 megawatts of the power in Iran, i.e. 2% of the production.
The power production of the world is about 6,828 GW a year, 61% of which is produced by thermal power stations.
Last Sunday, Iranian Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian said that his country has exported 2.3 billion kilowatts of electricity to the neighboring countries since the start of the local calendar year on March 21.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of some energy projects in Savojbolaq in Albourz province, Ardakanian said on Saturday that the exports were made in the wake of proper management of electricity consumption this year, as the country suffered no power outages this summer.
Elsewhere in his remarks, he added that Energy Ministry will inaugurate 227 projects worth 330,000 billion rials including 10 big dams in 9 provinces during the Government Week.
“We have increased power generation as much as 1,800 megawatts each year since the victory of the Islamic Revolution 1997,” he said.
Ardakanian further noted that over the past six years, valuable potable water projects have been commissioned in rural areas, as 10,200 villages joined water supply system.
Iran is currently supplying Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan with electricity, CEO of Tavanir Motavallizadeh said on January 04, adding that the country is poised to double the volume of its power export to neighboring countries.
Back in early February, Ardakanian said that the power generation of the country has increased by 11.4 times since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Ardakanian said that Iran has moved up 24 ranks in terms of generation of electricity in the past forty years.
According to statistics, Iran’s rank of power generation in the world promoted from 38 to 14 and presently, the Ministry of Energy is exchanging electricity with its neighbors.
He made the remarks on February 02 in a press briefing held at the venue of the Ministry of Energy where evaluated the performance of his ministry in the past forty years and added.
“With coordination made in this regard, a contract will be inked between Iran and Iraq for exporting electricity from the Islamic Republic of Iran to this neighboring country in a three-year plan,” added the Iranian official.
This level of cooperation will include the construction of a power plant, modernization of power plants and reduction of power grid losses in Iraq as well, he maintained.
He drew a comparison between performance of the Ministry of Energy before and after the Islamic Revolution and said, “The power capacity installed hit from 7,000 megawatts electricity in early years of the Islamic Revolution to 80,000 megawatts, showing a considerable 11.4 fold hike.
Currently, suitable power generation capacity has been paved for the private sector companies working in the field of power industry, he said and emphasized that the number of power generation companies in the country hit from 65 in early years of the Islamic Revolution to 875, showing a significant increase.
Ardakanian reiterated that giant steps have presently been taken in the sector of electricity generation in the country which is incomparable to the early years of the Islamic Revolution.
Iran is currently supplying Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan with electricity, CEO of Tavanir Company Mohammad Hassan Motavallizadeh said on January 04, adding that the country is poised to double the volume of its power export to neighboring countries.