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Iran builds 'region's biggest thermal power plant'

Country has plans to connect its power grid to GCC in the future

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Iran says the new facility has a capacity of 2.8GW. (GETTY IMAGES)
Iran says the new facility has a capacity of 2.8GW. (GETTY IMAGES)

Iran’s Mehr News Agency has reported that Iran has completed the construction of a 2.8GW thermal power plant in Pakdasht, near Tehran. The project, begun in 2003, has a reported project cost of US $352 million and is, reports say, the largest thermal power plant in the Middle East.

The new facility is said to increase the country’s generation capacity by 6%, and adds to the 2.6GW it has already added through 16 new power plants this year. Its total generation capacity is planned to be 70GW by March 20 of next year.

Iran is also reportedly planning to connect its national power grid to Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Lebanon and India in the future.
 

 

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