28 August 2016 - 16:49
  • News Code: 267916
Iran Petchem Output Capacity to Hit 61.5mt/y

TEHRAN, Aug 28 (Shana) – A senior petrochemical official says Iran's petrochemical production capacity will cross 61.5 million tons by the end of the current Iranian calendar year to March 20 2017.

Ali Mohammad Bossaqzadeh, director of production control at National Petrochemical Company (NPC), said the increase is comparable to the country's production capacity in 2013 which stood at 55mt. 

He said since the beginning of the current calendar year, 4.5 million tons has been added to the county's total production capacity by inauguration of several major petrochemical projects including Mahabad, Lorestan, Ilam and phase II of Kavian petrochemical projects in different parts of the country.

He further said several other projects including Kurdistan, Hegmataneh, Kaveh methanol and phase III of Pardis petrochemical projects will also come on-stream by March 2017, adding 4.6mt/y to the total production capacity.
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