Petchem Industry to Transform Economy of Western Iran: Official

(Wednesday, July 8, 2020) 15:52

TEHRAN (NIPNA) -- The CEO of Islamabad Gharb Petrochemical Industries Company said: "Islamabad Gharb GTPP project is a valuable achievement and the engineering phase of this project is based on Iranian technical knowledge and efforts made by the Petrochemical Research and Technology Company under the National Petrochemical Company."

Seyed Abdul Azim Pelasaeidi, CEO of Islamabad Gharb Petrochemical Industries Company, told NIPNA that the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) had initiated studies for developing a new petrochemical facility in the western province of Kermanshah by relying on local technical savvy and catalysts.

"Fortunately, all the infrastructure, including gas, water, electricity, land, access roads and the related permits, have been obtained and prepared for the project," Pelasaeidi said.

He added: "This project will be constructed on a land with an approximate area of 54 hectares and the engineering activities of converting natural gas to methanol with a capacity of 660,000 tons per year and converting methanol to propylene with a capacity of 120,000 tons per year are nearly complete and documentation of basic engineering for production of 120,000 has commenced.”

Pelasaeidi noted that construction of this project, while localizing and using the capabilities of local manufacturers, would ensure prosperity of Iranian manufacturers in the regions while paving the path for construction of 24 similar projects which were hamstrung because of the sanctions and lack of access to the required technical knowhow.

He also said that the project’s first phase would produce propylene from methanol which is seriously needed as a feedstock in the regional plants for production of polypropylene.

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