Grounds Broken for Construction of Songhor Petchem Project

TEHRAN (Shana) -- Construction of Songhor Petrochemical Project began in the western province of Kermanshah.

A ceremony was held on Thursday in the presence of the CEO of National Petrochemical Company (NPC), Behzad Mohammadi, along with a number of regional officials to start constrtuction of the plant.

The polyethylene and polypropylene compound plant is to be built in the Songhor Industrial Town of Kermanshah in order to complete the value chain of ethylene and propylene, and create value-added, jobs and business environment in downstream industries of the city of Songhor.

Access to feedstock through Ilam Petrochemical Complex and the plants fed by West Ethylene Pipeline, domestic consutmpiton markets in Northwest and western provinces of the country, exports to the northwest neighbors (Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia) and the western ones (Turkey, Iraq, and Syria) are some of the reasons of choosing Songhor for implementation of this plant.

The plant will be built with 48,000 tons per year of production capacity on a land of 5 hectares and with an investment of roughly 40 million dollars owned by the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) in the industrial town of Songhor, Kermanshah.

Once operational, the project will need 17,000 tons/year of polyethylene, 28,000 t/y tons of polypropylene, 3,000 t/y of masterbatch and 2,500 t/y of additives as feedstock.

Ethylene compound, propylene compound and masterbatch will be the main products of the plant.

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