Iran's Arvand delays vinyls complex start-up to end-'10/early '11

10 August 2010 10:41  [Source: ICIS news]

DUBAI (ICIS)--Iran's Arvand Petrochemical has pushed back the start-up date for its vinyls complex at Bandar Imam by five to six months due to delays in plant construction, a source close to the project said on Tuesday.

“The project was expected to be brought on stream in mid-2010, but now we are looking at end 2010 or early 2011,” the source added.

The Arvand vinyls complex, which includes a 300,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant, is located in the Petrochemical Special Economic Zone of Bandar Imam, southwest of Iran.

Once the complex is completed, 50% of the total PVC output, or about 150,000 tonnes, would be available for export annually, the source said.

The complex also includes a vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit and an ethylene dichloride (EDC) facility at the same site, each with a capacity of 340,000 tonnes/year.

Arvand is a subsidiary of Iran’s National Petrochemical Co (NPC).

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