According to the director of production at National
Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC), Saeid Kouti, the turbine was worn-out and
disused for several years but was renovated by domestic experts and was
returned to production cycle.
He said the turbine added as much as 750,000 b/d
to the station's oil pumping capacity. It also allows for conservation of 8
megawatts of power per day which is now made available to the housing sector in
the southwestern province of Khuzestan.
The pumping station plays a key role in ensuring
consistent oil export for Iran.