05 August 2010 14:18 [Source: ICIS news]
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LONDON (ICIS)--A unit at Pardis Petrochemical Company's (PPC's) complex in Iran has been destroyed by fire following an explosion at the facility, despite firefighters managing to contain the blaze, Iranian news services said on Thursday.
It is still unknown what type of unit was destroyed.
It was reported that a ruptured gas pipe caused the explosion at the PPC complex, which left five workers dead and injured two others on Wednesday.
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PPC started commercial production at its new 1.1m tonne/year urea plant at
The company’s 680,000 tonne/year ammonia plant, situated at the same complex, started production in February 2010.
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