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Construction of mega petrochemical complex begins in southwestern Iran

Another mega-complex is also going to be constructed in Assaluyeh, the construction of this project will begin in the near future and when completed it will be the biggest petrochemical complex in the region

Construction of mega petrochemical complex begins in southwestern Iran

Teheran, June 28 - Neftegaz.RU.  Iran’s Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) has started the construction of a mega petrochemical complex in the Mahshahr region, southwestern Iran.
The ground breaking ceremony was attended by senior petrochemical officials including the PGPIC Managing Director Jafar Rabiei.
He noted that:
  • this complex is the biggest petrochemical complex in Mahshahr Petrochemical Special Economic Zone and when completed it will provide direct job opportunities for 5 000 people
The petrochemical complex, is comprised of:
  • 1 olefin unit with a production capacity of 1.26 tons of ethylene
  • 420 000 tons of propylene
  • 5 polymer units including 2 units of high-density polyethylene (HDP)
  • 1 unit of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE)
  • 1 unit of polypropylene
  • 1 monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit
  • a butadiene unit
The project will be implemented in 2 phases:
  • the 1st phase of which includes the construction of the olefin unit with 5 relevant storage tanks and cooling towers
  • the rest of the units will be built and commissioned in the 2nd phase
Mahshahr Petrochemical Special Economic Zone in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan Province is one of the major petrochemical zones of the country.
In July 2019, the managing director of Iran’s NPC unveiled a plan for the construction of a new petrochemical hub in this Special Economic Zone in order to add up to 6 million tons of new capacity to the zone.

Source : Neftegaz.RU


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