1st section of Iran’s West Ethylene Pipeline nears completion

Oil&Gas Materials 17 December 2012 16:15 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.17 /Trend's F. Milad/

The West Ethylene Pipeline project is almost complete and its first section, extending from Assalouyeh in the south to Kermanshah in the West will soon be inaugurated, Mohammad-Reza Rahimi, the Engineering Director of the project, said on Monday.

The IRNA News Agency reported he said that the second section of the pipeline will be completed in May.

The pipeline's total length will be 2,500 kilometers, Rahimi stated.

Once the pipeline becomes fully operational, it will feed 13 petrochemical complexes.

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 the Western Provinces of Iran.

The pipeline project has a capacity of 2.5 million tons per annum and will reduce Southern Iran's dominance of the country's petrochemical industry by further developing the industry in the nation's West.

In the last Iranian calendar year, which 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.