28 April 2023 - 13:50
  • News ID: 471743
Raeisi inaugurates first phase of NGL 3200 plant

SHANA (Ahvaz) – Iran’s President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi inaugurated the first phase of NGL 3200 plant in southwestern province of Khuzestan on Friday.

Launched in the presence of top officials, including Oil Minister Javad Owji, the first phase of the Persian Gulf Hoveyzeh gas refining project has capacity for collecting 250 million cubic feet of flare gas of West Karoun fields per day.

Some $1.4 million have been invested in the two phases of the project.

NGL 3200 is the first project for gathering associated petroleum gas (APG) of West Karoun fields, mentioned Owji, explaining the plant will inject sweet gas into the national grid and heavy compounds and condensates, as feedstock, will be carried to provincial petrochemical complexes in Mahshahr Petrochemical Special Economic Zone through a pipeline. 

According to him, the second phase will become operational within a year to process APG and produce value-added products.

The managing director of the Persian Gulf Hoveyzeh Gas Refining Company earlier said the second phase has so far witnessed 80 percent physical progress and is expected to be completed within a year, said the official.

Talking to reporters, Afshin Kiani estimated that the two phases of the refinery’s annual revenues would be around 500 million dollars.

He said the project operations started in 2013 and the Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC) was in charge of implementing the project, adding the responsibility was handed over to the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) in 2016, when it saw 21 percent progress.

The project, Kiani continued, is aimed at protecting the environment and collecting associated petroleum gases from Yadavaran, South and North Azadegan, South and North Yaran, Darkhoein, Sohrab, Jofeir, Sousangerd, and Band-e Karkheh fields.

The CEO of the Persian Gulf Hoveyzeh Gas Refining Company said products with further added value will be produced after gathering associated petroleum gases.

The official stated 97,000 barrels of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be transferred to Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company (BIPC) through a 185-kilometer pipeline and 360 million cubic feet of sweet gas will be injected into the national grid daily.

Kiani explained that 80 to 85 percent of the equipment used in the project have been manufactured domestically, adding its license is fully local.

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