Iran's Gachsaran Petrochemical Complex to be commissioned in 2020

Oil&Gas Materials 5 March 2019 10:07 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 5

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

Iran's Gachsaran Petrochemical Complex will be commissioned in 2020, Jamshid Mobarak, Executive Director of Iran's Gachsaran Petrochemical Complex project, told IRNA, Trend reports.

Mobarak said that there has been a 60-percent physical progress in the construction of the complex, adding that the project is being implemented with 10 trillion rials (app. $238 million) of funds.

"Half of the projected funds have already been spent on this complex," he said.

Stating that the petrochemical facilities of Borujen, Dehdasht, Mamasani and Kazerun will be supplied with fuel with the commissioning of the Gachsaran Petrochemical Complex, Mobarak added that, in case these facilities are not commissioned by the set deadline, the Gachsaran Petrochemical Complex's products will be transported to Iran's western, northwestern and southwestern petrochemical plants.

"After putting Gachsaran Petrochemical Complex into operation, 1 million tons of ethylene per year will be produced and sent to local and domestic markets," he said.

Mobarak added that this complex will receive 1,250 tons of ethane fuel annually from the Persian Gulf Bid Boland Gas Processing Plant, located in Miyankuh County of Khuzestan Province.

"Electricity of Gachsaran Petrochemical Complex will be provided through Khuzestan Province," he said.

Saying that the Gachsaran Petrochemical Complex will get water from the Kovsar water reservoir and gas from the National Iran Gas Company, the executive director said that the complex will produce 84,000 tons of c3+ annually in the future.

The construction of the Gachsaran Petrochemical Complex, located in the Gachsaran County of Iran's southwestern Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, was begun more than 10 years. The area of ​​this complex is 157 hectares. More than 2,000 jobs will be opened with the launch of the complex.