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