Iranian experts at the fourth onshore refinery of the supergiant South Pars gas field managed to renovate and run the plant’s turbo-compressors without interrupting production.
Mehdi Alipour, an official with the refinery, said the experts at the facility were able to launch the compressors without recourse to foreign aid, adding preparation of 25 MW SGT 600 compressors of 105-106 units were long used for their parts, but the project to renovate them began in 2016.
He said the compressors were tested for constant operation so that production of the facility would continue uninterrupted.
The phases 22 to 24 of Iran’s giant South Pars gas field located in the southern province of Bushehr are slated to be inaugurated in coming days, the project’s manager said.
Iran is ready to take the phases 13, 22, 23, and 24 of the South Pars Gas Field in the Persian Gulf on stream by the end of the current local calendar year (on March 20).
Upgrading the South Pars Gas Field’s central power plant to the combined-cycle system has been planned, which can use both gas and steam to generate electricity, the director of production at Pars Oil and Gas Company said.
More than 90% of power stations in Iran are running on natural gas as feedstock and concerted efforts are being made to stop using fuels like mazut to generate power by the end of the current fiscal year that ends in March 2018, the managing director of Iran Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company, or Tavanir, said.
Production of ethane from the giant South Pars Gas Field in the Persian Gulf is expected to rise by 25% in the present fiscal year (ending March 20, 2018) compared to the previous year, the managing director of South Pars Gas Complex said on Saturday.
Iran has exported 5.4 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Turkey during the first six months of the current fiscal year (March 21–Sept. 22) through the Bazargan district, a border crossing in West Azarbaijan Province northwest of Iran, the managing director of Iranian Gas Transmission Company said.