On June 10, in the south of Iran, in the province of Hormozgan, the implementation of the project for the construction of a thermal power plant (TPP) “Sirik” was launched.

The construction site of the Sirik TPP is located 130 km from the port city of Bandar Abbas on the shore of the Persian Gulf. The power plant will consist of 4 steam power units of 350 MW each. The project seems to be unique both in terms of the climatic performance of technological systems, and in terms of high efficiency (efficiency over 44%).

The TPP’s capacity will be 1,400 megawatts. The power plant should ensure stable operation of power grids in the south and southeast of Iran.

This project will be carried out with the attraction of a Russian state loan equivalent to 1.4 billion euros. The construction period is set at 4.5 years.

The agreement on the implementation of the project was reached by the heads of Russia and Iran following negotiations back in 2015. The first attempt to start construction was made in February 2017. At the time, however, the construction of the power plant faced commercial and political difficulties. At the end of last year, an agreement was reached on the construction with a new Russian contractor. Presumably this is Power Machines.

During the construction of the power plant, mainly Russian technologies, materials and equipment will be used.