August 6, 2008

Power Machines-KTZ to Supply Gas Expansion Turbines to Shakhid Montazeri TPP

Russian power engineering company Power Machines's subsidiary Kaluga Turbine Works has signed a contract for the supply of power equipment for the Shakhid Montazeri thermal power plant in Esfahan, Iran, with Esfahan Power Maintenance Company, the engineering, procurement and construction contractor.

Under the terms of the contract, Kaluga Turbine Works (KTZ) will manufacture and supply two gas expansion turbines of 8MW capacity each. The delivery is slated for the fourth quarter of 2009 and the contract value is E1.8 million.

Power saving expansion turbines, called turboexpanders, are expected to be installed at gas distribution points at the Shakhid Montazeri thermal power plant (TPP). This equipment converts the excessive differential pressure of the natural gas into mechanical power.

The expansion turbines are planned to be commissioned in the third quarter of 2010. These turbines are expected to help increase the total capacity of the plant by 16MW and provide Esfahan City with more power.