Bandar Abbas power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Bandar Abbas power station is a proposed 1,400-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station in Hormuzgan Province, Iran.


The map below shows Bandar Abbas, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background on Plant

There have been reports dating back to at least 2004 that Russia was planning to help build a coal plant in Iran.[1] Subsequent reports said the plant would be 1,400 MW and gas-fired.[2]

In August 2016 Reuters reported the 1,400 MW plant would be coal-fired and built by Tekhnopromexport, part of Russia's state industrial conglomerate Rostec. The project is estimated to cost US$1.12bn and will be financed through a Russian export loan.[3] However, subsequent reports again stated the plant would be gas-fired.[4]

In October, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei said that the ceremony for the first stone laying will take place soon.[5]

In December, Mohsen Tarztalab, managing director of Iran's Thermal Power Plants Holding Company, said the project would begin construction "in a month or two." The €1.6 billion project was expected to be running in five years, i.e. by 2022.[6]

Subsequent reports on the plant's construction have again stated that the plant will be gas-fired.[7][8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Tekhnopromexport
  • Parent company: Rostec
  • Developer:
  • Location: Bandar Abbas, Hormuzgan Province, Iran
  • Coordinates: 27.183333, 56.266667 (approximate)
  • Status: Construction
  • Capacity: 1,400 MW (Units 1-4: 350 MW)
  • Type: Natural gas
  • Start date: 2022
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits and applications:

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