With a double digit million order volume, MAN will deliver two turbomachinery trains as part of its Refinery Train Packages (ReTPac) to a refinery about 450 km south of the Iranian capital Tehran. The machinery has been ordered by Iranian EPC Nargan Company and will later be operated by Esfahan Oil Refining Company (EORC). The ReTPac trains will serve the process of hydrotreating, ensuring an efficient production of ultra low sulfur fuels.
Next to this order, MAN PrimeServ as the company’s service provider received several spare part orders from the Iranian Oil Pipelines and Telecommunication Company, where MAN supports the client with the service and upgrading of turbomachinery equipment along the Marun-Isfahan oil pipeline. This includes delivery of spare parts for S-Series gas turbines, a heritage brand of MAN Diesel & Turbo.
“These initial orders reward our efforts to reestablish relationships with Iranian partners now that the international sanctions have been lifted”, stated Dr Uwe Lauber, Chief Executive Officer of MAN Diesel & Turbo. “Since the first projects around 70 years ago, MAN Diesel & Turbo has delivered a three digit number of machines and installations to the country – whether it is equipment for the oil and gas industry, for industrial production or power generation, we provided equipment for numerous branches in Iran, and we are looking forward to building upon that.”
In the course of reentering the Iranian market the company has also reopened its local branch, MAN Iran Power, based in Tehran. “We are delighted to be back into what is a very promising market for us”, stated Gaby B. Hanna, Director of the company’s Turbomachinery business in Middle East/Africa, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board for MAN Iran Power. “We are currently in discussion with various new and existing customers, raising our understanding of the specific challenges the Iranian businesses are facing today and enabling us to address the demand with tailor-made offers.”
The current order from ERC also underlines the success of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s ReTPac concept. Specifically designed for refinery applications, these high efficiency turbomachinery trains combine a compressor and driver as a single-lift unit. Thanks to a customised design based on pre-engineered modules, the ReTPac concept allows for short delivery times. While serving refinery applications like hydro-treating, hydro-desulfurisation and hydrocracking, it allows customers (not only in Iran) to quickly capitalise on their investment in a volatile downstream market.
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