Production of petrochemical complexes in western Iran increases

Business Materials 27 March 2019 17:08 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 27

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

Petrochemical complexes in western Iran have broken new records in production, Ghodratollah Farajpour, Director of Production Control at the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), told the company's website, Trend reports.

According to Farajpour, when compared to the preceding year (started March 21, 2017), Lorestan Petrochemical Complex had managed to achieve about a 5-percent increase in production last Iranian year (started March 21, 2018), followed by an 8-percent increase by the Kermanshah Polymer Complex, an 18-percent increase by Kordestan Petrochemical Company, and an 8-percent increase by the Mahabad Petrochemical Complex.

Farajpour added that, besides providing for the local market, these companies also exported their polymer products to various countries.

The company's director said that the Ilam Petrochemical Complex is operating efficiently and in accordance with the production plan, and that the commissioning of the Ilam Olefin facility in the second half of the coming Iranian year (begins March 21, 2020) will provide part of the ethylene needed by the complex.

"At present, the main part of the ethylene demanded by the complexes in the west is provided by the Kavian Petrochemical Complex," he said.

Farajpour added that, in order to meet the national needs, the excess ethylene produced by other olefin complexes in Asaluyeh is sent to the complexes located in the west.