Deputy Minister of Petroleum and CEO of the National Petrochemical Company, during a visit to Mahshahr region and field visits to projects, announced the start of the implementation of propylene production projects through the PDH propane route.
According to Bilgioil, quoted by Nipna; Behzad Mohammadi, Deputy Minister of Oil and CEO of the National Petrochemical Company, this morning (Tuesday, January 5) visited the petrochemical projects in the second and third leap baskets located in the Mahshahr Petrochemical Special Economic Zone and said: Mahshahr Petrochemical Special Economic Zone is the first hub for the development of the petrochemical industry, so the one third of the total production and income of the petrochemical industry is allocated to this region.
He also mentioned, currently 30% of the petrochemical industry is located in Mahshahr, and one of the goals and programs of the National Petrochemical Company is to implement downstream petrochemical industry projects and its development in the region.
Regarding on emphasizing the importance of field visits to the process of implementing petrochemical projects, Mohammadi said: the purposes of these visits is to investigate the problems and challenges, especially the second and third projects, that petrochemical project implementers are facing. he also added: during the visit to petrochemical projects in Mahshahr, four petrochemical anhydride projects of Sina, PDH projects of Salman Farsi and Hirsa Polymer Sahand and also Petronad Asia are being implemented for the first time in the country.
The chairman of the National Petrochemical Company with emphasizing on one of the plans of this company in the third leap of propylene production through propane, said: Propylene is one of the vital products of the petrochemical industry that Salman Farsi PDH project is the first step to increase the production capacity of this expensive and valuable product in this industry.
He added: "Salman Farsi Petrochemical project, which is the first project in the propylene production chain through propane in the third leap basket, is being implemented for the first time in the country with foreign technical knowledge. We hope this project to put into operation in 2021 with an annual production capacity of 450,000.
The CEO of the National Petrochemical Company, regarding the project of Sina Petrochemical Company, said: "The maleic anhydride project of this petrochemical company, which is in the basket of second leap projects, is another project that is underway for the first time in the petrochemical industry and hopefully this project will be operational in March 2021.”
Regarding the implementation of Hirsa Polymer Sahand Petrochemical PDH project, he noted: "This petrochemical project is another project to produce propylene from the propane route and complete the chain to produce polypropylene, which is currently expected to be provided with technical knowledge."
The project will be put into operation in the third leap basket by the year 2023 with an annual production capacity of 150,000 tons.
Behzad Mohammadi, referring to the implementation of downstream industry projects in Mahshahr region and the Petronad Asia project, said: "This project is one of the best petrochemical projects in the downstream industry, which is being implemented for the first time in the petrochemical industry and this project will put into operation in 2022.
According to the Deputy Minister of Oil and CEO of the National Petrochemical Company, by exploiting this plan, the petrochemical industry will no longer need to import amines (MDEA) which is required by the gas industry.
After field visits to petrochemical projects, In the meetings held with the presence of managers and executors of these projects Mohammadi emphasized on: The National Petrochemical Company has a special effort in the issues of food supply, access to facilities, utilities and infrastructure, solving the challenges and obstacles ahead of the implementation of petrochemical projects.
On the other hand, we expect petrochemical projects to be committed to fulfilling their commitments and plans.