Iran’s West Ethylene Pipeline to be commissioned next month
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.5/ Trend G.Mehdi/
Iran's West Ethylene Pipeline, extending from Assalouyeh in the south to Kermanshah in the west, is almost complete and it will be inaugurated next month, IRNA quoted an official with National Iranian Petrochemical Company as saying on Monday.
Ali-Mohammad Bassaqzadeh added that necessary tests have been carried out and the pipeline will be commissioned within less than 30 days.
Once the pipeline becomes operational, it will feed 13 petrochemical complexes, Nader Qorbani, an official with the NIPC said on June 4.
The West Ethylene Pipeline includes 8 pressure boosting stations and it will transfer ethylene from the Pars Special Economic Energy Zone situated in Assalouyeh to petrochemical complexes in western provinces of Iran.
The pipeline project has a capacity of 2.5 million tons per annum and will reduce the current concentration of petrochemical industries from Iran's southern provinces to the country's western region.
The inauguration of new pipeline project, and the setting up of 11 petrochemical complexes along the pipeline, would boost Iran's petrochemical capacity by 3.5 million tons per annum.
In the last Iranian calendar year that ended on March 19, 2012, the country exported $14.2 billion worth of polymer and petrochemical products weighing 18.2 million tons, to over 60 countries.