Iran to start up ethane cracker, PE facility at Chabahar by 2020

15 May 2013 04:30  [Source: ICIS news]

TEHRAN (ICIS)--An ethane cracker and three polyethylene (PE) plants are being planned as part of a mega petrochemicals and fertiliser project in southern Iran’s Chabahar, an adviser for the development of the region said late on Tuesday.

The 1.2m tonne/year ethane cracker and PE plants will be built at the new Chabahar site, which has been identified as a special economic zone.

“The project is still at the planning stage and is expected to be on stream only by end of the decade,” Seyed Majid Modirzadeh, adviser to the chairman and secretary of the board of directors for Chabahar Free Zone Organisation, said.

Modirzadeh was speaking on the sidelines of the 10th Iran Petrochemical Forum (IPF).

The PE facility will produce 300,000 tonnes/year each of low density PE (LDPE), high density PE (HDPE) and linear low density PE (LLDPE), he added.

The site, which has access to feedstock from the South Pars gas field and Khuzestan reserves, will also produce polypropylene (PP), methanol, ammonia and urea.

The two-day IPF conference ended on Tuesday.

By: Prema Viswanathan
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