Speaking on the sidelines of a symbolic ceremony to break grounds for construction of Miandoab-Tabriz ethylene pipeline on Thursday, the official said the 154-km pipeline will carry ethylene from West Ethylene Pipeline to Tabriz Petrochemical Complex (TPC) which would double its output after completion.
The complex is currently supplying 350,000 tons/year of different petrochemicals that would more than double after the pipeline becomes operational.
The private sector has agreed to finance the pipeline project.
West Ethylene Pipeline project is 2,000 of which 1,700 kilometers have been laid down from Kavian Petrochemical Plant, southern Iran.
The project is aimed at supplying ethylene to 12 petrochemical projects along the country’s western territories.
Shahdaei said petrochemical industrialists in Azarbaijan will convert polyethylene into polymer products once the pipeline becomes operational and this would generate many jobs for the region’s people and bring about a lot of economic development as well.
She said the TPC has been playing a key role in production and export of petrochemical products in northwestern Iran and can turn into a petrochemical hub in the region in the future.
The NPC chief also said that plans are under way to supply more feedstock to the complex in order to double its output.
TPC is currently supplying 350,000 tons/year of different petrochemical products.
The pipeline will be construction in a 2-year period with private sector financing.
An offshoot of the West Ethylene Pipeline project, the project will stretch 154 kilometers from Miandoab to Tabriz.