Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 24/ Trend M. Moezzi
Construction of a 5000 ton pier designed to load liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) on to ships for export is 60 per cent complete on Iran's Lavan Island.
The loading arms have been installed on the 190 billion rials ($15.5 million USD) pie, Lavan Oil Refinery Company's (LORC) managing director, Mohammad-Ali Dadvar told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
The pier will be able to service tankers loading liquid gas for export and ships delivering supplies to the island.
When its project to optimise capacity is finished, LORC will add jet fuel and sulphur to the list of petroleum products it manufactures.
The optimisation project is 91 per cent finished and is projected to become operational by the end of this Iranian year (Iran's solar year ends on March 19). When finished, the project will boost LORC's crude oil production from 30,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 50,000 bpd. The refinery's LPG production capacity will climb from 30 tons to 210 tons daily while liquefied
Jet fuel production will total a million litres a day.
Lavan Island sits 16 kilometres off of Iran's southern coast.