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Iran tops Mideast in wind energy

Source: Press TV

Managing director of Iran's Renewable Energies Organization has said that Iran is the only producer of wind turbines in the Middle East.

Youssef Armodeli told IRIB that Iran's wind power plants in Manjil (in Gilan province) and Binaloud (in Khorasan Razavi province) produce 128 megawatts of electricity per year.

"Wind turbines produced by Iran are exported to other countries. The turbines made in Iran are generally 30 percent cheaper than the ones produced abroad," he added.

"Since the fossil energies are not renewable, the renewable energies are becoming more common day by day," Armodeli said.

The renewable energies are wind, geothermal, hydro power plants, biomass, and hydrogen.

Iran 3rd biggest energy shipper by 2011

Managing director of the National Iranian Tanker Co. says the firm will be the world's third largest energy shipping company in 3 years.

Currently the Norwegian Front Line with 80 oil vessels and a capacity of 18 million tons has the first rank followed by Japanese Mitsui O.S.K. Lines with 15 million tons.

The National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) is the fifth largest energy shipping company but the completion of projects currently underway, including orders for building new vessels by 2011, will bring the country's fleet capacity to 14,111, making NITC the third largest energy shipping company, said Mohammad Suri.

Iran will receive four of its ordered vessels in the first four months of 2009 while the remaining 10 vessels will be delivered between 2010 and 2011.

The current capacity of Iran's energy fleet is nine million tons and the average age of the vessels is six years, Suri added.

NITC transports Iranian crude to export markets and is also responsible for the distribution of oil products to Iranian ports and island ports as well as to islands located in the Persian Gulf.

The company operates the largest tanker fleet in the Middle East.

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