PRTC Efforts Reach Fruition

PRTC Unveils MTP Plant

(Monday, September 28, 2020) 13:44

TEHRAN (NIPNA) – The Petrochemical Research and Technology Company (PRTC) has officially unveiled a methanol to propylene (MTP) plant in Mahshahr, southwestern Iran.

The semi-industrial unit of propylene production from methanol is located in Mahshahr, southwestern Iran.

Senior petrochemical officials as well as executive from the PRTC and the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) attended the unveiled ceremony of the strategic plant.

A while earlier, Behzad Mohammadi, Deputy Minister of Petroleum for Petrochemical Affairs and the CEO of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), invited investors to visit propylene production projects from methanol, and announced the implementation of Iranian technical knowhow of processes and catalysts production in the GTPP and MTP projects of the country.

The semi-industrial unit operates with 120,000 tons per year of production capacity and uses the catalysts supplied by PRTC.

In the petrochemical industry macro-plan, smart development based on the development of propulsion projects through propylene production has been considered as one of the important development chains. Therefore, first it is necessary to increase the production capacity of propylene and then pursue smart development of the industry in this direction.

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