Siemens has announced that company has signed far-reaching agreements with the Iranian MAPNA Group to increase their cooperation in order to modernise the energy infrastructure in Iran.
First, under a license agreement, MAPNA will acquire the technological knowledge to manufacture Siemens F-class gas turbines in Iran. The parties will cooperate to deliver more than 20 gas turbines and associated generators.
Then, as a first project under the license agreement, both companies signed a contract for the Bandar Abbas power plant for which Siemens will deliver two F-class gas turbines and generators. The first unit will be shipped to Iran shortly.
Siemens and MAPNA also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the roadmap for the extension and optimisation of the overall Iranian power and electrification system.
“With these important agreements we reinstall the long-term energy partnership between MAPNA and Siemens,” said Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens AG. “Our comprehensive portfolio and reliable expertise in power generation, energy management and efficiency as well as in oil and gas, will help the Iranian people to develop a sustainable, affordable and modern electrification system to support the country’s economic and social development.”
The contracts and the MoU were signed in the presence of Joe Kaeser, Dr. Abbas Aliabadi, CEO of MAPNA Group, and witnessed by the German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel and the Iranian Energy Minister, Hamid Chitchian, during his recent visit to Berlin.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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