2021-February-28 16:31
Economy
2021-February-23  17:58

Largest Wind Tunnel Project Kicks Off on Iran-Afghanistan Border

TEHRAN (FNA)- The project to build one of the largest wind tunnels in the world on the common border of Iran and Afghanistan has kicked off, Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Satkin announced.

 Referring to the start of the project on the border between Iran and Afghanistan, Satkin said that "25 MW of this project would be operational by the end of the current Iranian and another 25 MW would be connected to it at the beginning of the next year in the Iranian calendar (will start on March 21, 2021)".

He pointed out that in addition to the project, another 50 MW project is being developed using 4.2 MW turbines, part of which will be completed by the end of this year and the other part will be performed at the beginning of the next year.

Saying that one of the windy regions of the world has been identified on the border between Iran and Afghanistan with a capacity of 30,000 MW, Satkin added that about 25,000 megawatts of the capacity of this large windy region is located in Afghanistan and about 5000 MW of it is located in Iran.

In relevant remarks in November 2019, then Iranian Deputy Minister of Science Ali Khaki Seddiq said that his country is eyeing expansion of scientific cooperation with member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Seddiq, who attended the 5th Meeting of the Heads of Science and Technology Ministries and Departments of (SCO) Member States, outlined the positions of Iran’s science ministry and called for the expansion of scientific cooperation with member states.

The 5th Meeting of the Heads of Science and Technology Ministries and Departments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Member States was held on 20-21 November, 2019 in Moscow.

The representatives of the SCO observer states, including Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia, as well as representatives from the SCO dialogue partners, including the Republic of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey participated at the meeting.