The Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) commenced the construction of a 100MW solar power plant for the Chadormalu mine in Yazd, central Iran.
The groundbreaking event was attended by Mohammadreza Movassaqinia, the chairman of the IMIDRO board.
The power plant will occupy a 150-hectare site in Ashkezar County and represents a €60 million investment. It is expected to produce over 190 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually.
Construction is slated for completion in 16 months, with a three-month trial operation period. The project is estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 115,000 tons per year and will create 400 direct and 250 indirect jobs during construction.