Iran to issue power generation tender
The Iranian government will issue a tender next month for the construction of two gas-fuelled power plants in the province of Zanjan. Bidders will have two months to submit their offers, reported IRNA.
The Power Generation and Distribution Organization (TAVANIR) will announce the winner of the tender shortly after the bidding period closes. To be developed on a Build Operate Own (BOO) basis, the power plants have a target date of completion set for 2006.
Power demand in Iran is growing at an annual rate of seven percent. Iran currently has a generation capacity of about around 31.5 gigawatts, of which 80 percent is natural gas fired, with the remainder either hydroelectric or oil-fired. The government is developing its generation capacity with the goal of reaching a capacity of 40 gigawatts by 2005. — (menareport.com)
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