was held on Thursday in the presence of the CEO of National Petrochemical
Company (NPC), Behzad Mohammadi, along with a number of regional officials to start construction of the polyethylene and polypropylene compound plant in Songhor Industrial
Town of Kermanshah.
The plant is
being built in order to complete the value chain of ethylene and propylene, and
create value-added, jobs and business environment in downstream industries of the
city of Songhor.
feedstock through Ilam Petrochemical Complex and the plants fed by West
Ethylene Pipeline, domestic consutmpiton markets in Northwest and western provinces
of the country, exports to the northwest neighbors (Azerbaijan, Armenia and
Georgia) and the western ones (Turkey, Iraq, and Syria) are some of the reasons
of choosing Songhor for implementation of this plant.
will be built with 48,000 tons per year of production capacity on 5 hectares of
land and with an investment of roughly 40 million dollars by the Persian Gulf
Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC).
the project will need 17,000 tons/year of polyethylene, 28,000 t/y tons of
polypropylene, 3,000 t/y of masterbatch and 2,500 t/y of additives as feedstock.
propylene compound and masterbatch will be the main products of the plant.