First Gas Unit Put into Operation at Rashed Power Plant in Torbat-e-Heydariyeh

The first gas unit at Rashed Power Plant was put into operation in Torbat-e-Heydariyeh on Thursday, September 28, 2023, in an official opening attended by Davoud Manzour, the Vice President and the Head of the Iranian Plan & Budget Organization, the Governor, the Parliament Member representing people of Torbat-e-Heydariyeh, a number of province officials, and the project client.

   “We are among the top ten countries in the world in terms of building power plants, and our companies construct power plants both inside the country and abroad. We hope to achieve a stable state in economy, supplying energy and ensuring reliable access to gas and electrical power”, said Manzour.

   “And today, we proudly put Rashed Power Plant into operation. Hopefully, we will be able to complete this project and put it into full operation by the next year. The power plant is a major achievement in itself. Here at the project site we have turbines, gas pipelines, and power transmission lines connected to the plant. Huge investments have been made and this will play a significant role in development of infrastructures in Khorasan Razavi”, explained the Head of the Iranian Plan & Budget Organization.

   The power plant is equipped with two MAP2B gas turbines operating at the capacity of 183 MW together with one dual-pressure steam turbine working at 180 MW, two heat recovery boilers with ACC cooling system, a 400 KV substation (AIS), and a 400 KV double-circuit transmission line measuring 6.5 km in length.

   It is important to note that the project site for Rashed Combined Cycle Power Plant for Torbat-e-Heydariyeh, Khorasan Razavi, is located 12 km northeast of Torbat-e-Heydariyeh in an area called Asfiukh.

   The project client is Rashed Power Generation Co in Torbat-e-Heydariyeh with Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers Co engaged as the project consultant.

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