Iran to launch two petchem plants by March

Iran Daily - - Domestic Economy -

Kaveh Petro­chem­i­cals Plant and the first phase of Bushehr petro­chem­i­cals fa­cil­ity are sched­uled to go on stream by the end of the cur­rent Ira­nian year (March 20).

Kaveh Methanol Plant has been pre­com­mis­sioned and is be­ing pre­pared for of­fi­cial in­au­gu­ra­tion by March, said di­rec­tor of projects at the Na­tional Petro­chem­i­cal Com­pany (NPC), Shana re­ported.

Ali Mo­ham­mad Bosaqzadeh said that Kaveh Petro­chem­i­cals Plant is the big­gest methanol pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity in the world with 7,000 tons per day of pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity.

The of­fi­cial fur­ther added that the first phase of Bushehr Petro­chem­i­cals Plant was also sched­uled to come on­line by March 20, ex­press­ing that the project in­cluded methanol, eth­ane re­cov­ery and gas sweet­en­ing units.

He said NPC was seek­ing to launch projects which will sup­ply val­ueadded prod­ucts in the down­stream sec­tor.

“The petro­chem­i­cals in­dus­try has proved that dif­fi­cult con­di­tions could not ad­versely af­fect its devel­op­ment,” the of­fi­cial added.

The NPC also an­nounced on Satur­day that the coun­try has ex­ported 40.5 mil­lion tons of petro­chem­i­cal prod­ucts worth $8.946 bil­lion in the first nine months of the cur­rent Ira­nian year (March 21-De­cem­ber 21, 2018).

A to­tal of 20 petro­chem­i­cal com­plexes in Mahshar re­gion, in South­ern Iran, pro­duced 14.369 mil­lion tons of prod­ucts dur­ing the pe­riod.

Ear­lier in mid-oc­to­ber 2018, Iran started mass pro­duc­tion and ex­ports of 13 new poly­mer prod­ucts to the Asian and Euro­pean states.

Iran’s Jam Petro­chem­i­cal Plant started pro­duc­tion of 13 strate­gic olefin and poly­eth­yl­ene grades in Oc­to­ber.

The plant has suc­cess­fully pro­duced five propy­lene and poly­eth­yl­ene grades whose pro­duc­tion.

SHANA

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