MOSCOW (MRC) -- A petrochemical official has announced upcoming official operation of second phase of Kavian petrochemical complex as the world’s greatest ethylene producing unit by September in Assaluyeh, as per Mehrnews.
Marzieh Shahedaei told reporters on Monday that the second phase of the complex would provide supply to the demands for ethylene of all petrochemical complex operating in west ethylene pipeline grid if it received enough amounts of ethane; "with provision of enough ethane to the complex, it will increase ethylene produced to more than 2 million tones annually," she added.
Shahedaei, who is also the director of National Petrochemical Industries Company (NPC) projects, added that the projected time for operating Kavian petrochemical complex would be the first half of the current Iranian solar year (beginning March 21, 2015), which she conditioned on receiving the enough amounts of ethane as raw material.
"Currently, the second phase of the Complex is under construction; the Complex will receive ethane as input material from 15th and 16th phases of South Pars to enter operational phase," Shahedaei asserted, "however, the first phase of the complex is currently working with half its full capacity due to lack of input material; by November, we predict that the Complex will be in full opertion; ethylene produced by Kavian complex would be received by, in addition to Kermanshah Polymer complex nad Ilam petrochemical complex, other complexes operating in west ethylene pipeline grid; apart from Kavian complex, Lorestan had test-received the feed input months ago," Shahedaei detailed, adding that Mahabad and Kurdistan complexes will receive their input material soon.
Kavian petrochemical complex is the world and Middle East greatest ethylene producing unit.
As MRC informed earlier, Iran has resumed exports of petrochemicals to Europe with a shipment of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) to Belgium following the lifting of U.S.-led Iranian trade sanctions.