DESA diesel

DESA diesel
Iran Heavy Diesel Manufacturing Company
Type private
Industry Engineering and manufacturing
Founded 1992 in Amol, Iran
Headquarters Tehran and Amol, Iran
Key people Ghorbanalibeik, President
Mirsalim, Chairman
Products Diesel engine, gas engine
Services Maintenance & refurbishing of diesel engines
Revenue Green Arrow Up.svg $ 30.2 million[citation needed][when?]
Employees 160(2009)

The Iran Heavy Diesel Manufacturing Company (DESA) was established in 1991 to manufacture heavy diesel engines from 200 to 3500 KW for railway, marine and Power generation purposes.



The Iran Heavy Diesel Engine Mfg Co. (DESA) company was established in 1991 with the aim of developing industrial production of diesel engines; a factory of over 10,000m2 was constructed on a 80ha site, with facilities for quality testing and research and design.[1]

The company obtained licenses to manufactur Wartsila engines and Ruston RK 215 engines under license from MAN[1] Warsila engine assembly began in 1996, RK 215 engine production began in 2000.[citation needed]

In 2009 the company unveiled Iran's first indigenous heavy diesel engine, the R87.[2] A dual fuel (gas / diesel) version is also to be produced.[3]



The company produces diesel generators for permanent and emergency electricity supply. 104 units have been supplied to the Iran Telecommunications Company.[1]


The company is a supplier to both the Iranian Islamic Republic Railways and the Raja Passenger Train Company.[1]

The Ruston RK 215 has been produced for the AD43C mainline diesel locomotive, of which 70 units were manufactured by Wagon Pars with DESA as the diesel engine manufacturer.[4]

The company is also assembling 16V 4000 MTU type diesel engines[1] for a contract for 150 IranRunner locomotives for passenger trains to be manufactured by Siemens and the MLC (Mapna Locomotive Engineering and Manufacturing Company). The first 30 units will be supplied by Siemens, the remaining 120 will be primarily manufactured domestically capacities and expertise over six years.[5]

The company has also supplied 120 engines for trainsets, and 60 engines for railbuses.[1]


The company also supplies the engines for marine use, and dual fuel engines for powerplants.[1]

See also

  • Iranian railway industry
  • AD43C, diesel locomotive class using DESA Diesel built Ruston RK 215 type engines


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