Aras Free power station

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Aras Free power station is a shelved power station in Jolfa, East Azerbaijan, Iran.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Aras Free power station Jolfa, East Azerbaijan, Iran 38.93024, 45.63263 (approximate)[1]

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 shelved[1] gas[2][3] 451[1] combined cycle[1] not found

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Mani International Group (MIG)[4] Mani International Group (MIG) [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): power[1]
  • Captive industry: Other[1]


According to Energy Central, MAPNA CEO Abbas Ali Abadi and MIG CEO Mojtaba Rahmani "signed a deal over the construction of a 450-megawatt power plant in Aras Free Zone in northwestern Iran. The power plant will use Siemens Class F technology provided by MAPNA Group and the investment will be made by Mani International Group" in November 2017. Construction was proposed to take "about 40 months."[5]

The groundbreaking ceremony took place on February 3, 2018. At that time, a press release stated the first phase of the powerplant was "scheduled to be completed in 24 months."[6]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Archived from the original on 29 September 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. Archived from the original on 12 July 2021. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. Archived from the original on 09 December 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Archived from the original on 30 July 2021. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. Bahrain News Agency Deal signed over combined-cycle power plant in Irans Aras FZ Energy Centeral Nov. 7, 2017
  6. "Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for F-class Power Plant in Northwestern Iran". MAPNA Group. Retrieved 2021-07-02.

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