Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has officially inaugurated a combined cycle power plant with a production capacity of 484 megawatts in the central province of Yazd.
The Shirkouh power plant, built on a 50-hectare stretch of land, had been connected to the country’s national grid earlier in February.
The facility, which runs on natural gas and gasoline, was built with an investment of about 247 million euros plus 600 billion Iranian rials (about USD49 million). The construction of the plant started some two and a half years ago.
The power plant will yield an average annual energy output of 3,325 kilowatt hours.
In January, Iran inaugurated two power plants, namely Shahid Bastami power plant in the city of Shahrood and Quds power plant in the city of Semnan.The project comprised of four 162-megawatt units with nearly 19 million dollars being invested in each of the plants.
In December 2012, the Iranian president inaugurated the second phase of the largest combined cycle power plant in the Middle East in the northern Iranian city of Pakdasht. The project consisted of six steam units built with an investment of over two billion euros.
All the equipment of the Pakdasht plant’s steam units including turbines, generators and boilers were built by Iranian experts.