Aras Free power station

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Aras Free power station is a 451-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant under construction in East Azerbaijan Province, Iran.


The map below shows the approximate location of the power station in Aras Free Zone, Jolfa, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran.

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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."[1]

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."[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Mani International Group (MIG)[3]
  • Parent company: Mani International Group (MIG)
  • Location: Aras Free Zone, Jolfa, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran
  • Coordinates: 38.9302, 45.6326 (approximate)
  • Gross generating capacity (under construction): 451 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired combined cycle, 451 MW (start-up in 2022)[2]

Articles and Resources


  1. Bahrain News Agency Deal signed over combined-cycle power plant in Irans Aras FZ Energy Centeral Nov. 7, 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for F-class Power Plant in Northwestern Iran". MAPNA Group. Retrieved 2021-07-02.
  3. MAPNA Group Signs Contract to Construct F-Class Power Plant, MAPNA Group, Nov 6, 2017