A ceremony was held in the city in the presence
of Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh and a number of parliament
members and local officials to start construction of the project.
The plant is regarded as a key piece in
completion of the value chain in production of valued added items in the
There is an abundance of ethane and ethylene
production capacity in the country thanks to completion of several South Pars
phases over the past 6 years, which could be consumed by petrochemical plants.
Andimeshk Petrochemical Project will be completed
in a matter of 36 months and will be fed by ethylene that is produced at South
Pars gas field, the world’s largest natural gas field located in Persian Gulf
waters and shared with Qatar.
Ethxylates, glycol ether and ethanol-amine are to
be produced at the plant, and the items would be used as feedstock for hygiene
items, detergents, and additives in textile, cement, gas sweetening, refining
and petrochemical industries.
The facility is to be developed for production of
200,000 tons per year of items in Assaluyeh, southern Iran.