Energy Power Plants in the Middle East & Near East
Operator: Khorasan Regional Electric Power Co
Configuration: 43 X 660 kW S47
WTG supplier: Saba Niroo, Sadid
EPC: Hirbodan Co
Quick facts: This plant was inaugurated on 10
Oct 2008 by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It is the first
larges-scale wind park built for a regional electricity company in Iran.
Photograph courtesy of Saba Niroo
Posted 8 Feb 2010
Operator: Ministry of Energy
Configuration: 13 X 300 kW, 5 X 550 kW, 10 X 300 kW, 39 X 660 kW
WTG supplier: Micon, Nordtank, Saba Niroo, Sadid
Quick facts: Manjil was Iranís first large-scale wind park and is in Gilan
province southeast of the Sefid-Rud Dam. Manjil Town is in the Alborz
mountains and was virtually destroyed in a major earthquake in Jun 1990.
Photograph by Ali Madjfar (wikipedia)
Posted 8 Nov 2008
Operator: Panjshir Province
Configuration: 10 X 7.5-kW Excel-R
WTG supplier: Bergey
EPC: Empower Consultants, Smart Energy
Quick facts: This is Afghanistan's first wind energy plant and supplies
electricity to local government offices. Financial support was secured
from the Asian Development Bank and the US Army through the Panjshir
Provincial Reconstruction Team supplied additional funding and and
assisted with security and logistics for the New Zealand based EPC team.
The project won a Sustainable Electricity Association Industry Award in
Dec 2008. The wind turbines are mounted on 30m guyed towers.
Photograph courtesy of US Army
Posted 21 Feb 2009
Operator: Mei Golan Wind Energy Ltd
Configuration: 10 X 600 kW Floda
WTG supplier: Villas Wind Technology
Quick facts: This is the first commercial wind park in the Middle East.
The turbines are installed on 30m towers at 1,050m elevation and connected to
the regional 22kV grid. Since commissioning, the WTGs have had availability in excess of
96%.The original permit for the wind farm restricted the number of
turbines at the site to ten turbines and there are plans to repower the
site with larger machines.
by Shulamit Levin
Posted 17 Jan 2008
Data: industcards, Platts UDI World
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