0608 GMT January 27, 2020
“Today, Iran has gained self-sufficiency in the production of a number of equipment needed for water and wastewater industries and equipment needed for the power industry due to sanctions,” Ardakanian was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency on Monday.
“Now, by reliance on domestic power, we do not have any deadlock in supplying equipment and implementation of water and electricity projects under any conditions, both under sanctions and when we were not under sanctions,” he said.
Ardakanian said that by investment, the Energy Ministry has succeeded in manufacturing equipment needed to generate power, including gas turbines.
Iranian researchers manufactured and unveiled on Sunday a new homemade 42-MW gas turbine in a ceremony in the southeastern city of Zahedan.
The gas turbine was developed after seven years of research and development and was mounted in a project to commission Iran's first 42-MW power plant.
The state-of-the-art turbine with the trade name of MGT40, which was produced by engineers and experts at Iran's MAPNA Company, is capable of generating electricity and mechanical drive and can be used in oil and gas industries in addition to power plants.
Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology fields in recent years.
Iranian researchers built a new gas turbine with high power and efficiency in 2018, and launched it domestically and in Iraq.
“The gas turbine, B2MAP, has been fully produced and launched in an Iranian engineering company,” Morteza Nezamabadi, one of the designers of the turbine said.
“The turbines have been used in projects to build power plants in Iraq as well as the Iranian towns of Aliabad and Assalouyeh,” Nezamabadi said.
Iran unveiled the first homemade 25-megawatt wind turbine generator in the city of Karaj, near Tehran, in 2015.
The 25-MW wind turbine generator was unveiled in a ceremony attended by Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri.
The new generator has been manufactured by Iranian experts at MAPNA.