MOSCOW (MRC) -- Iran and Maire Tecnimont have begun a new round of talks for building one of the Middle East's biggest petrochemical parks in Assaluyeh, Iran, reported GV with reference to Mehr News Agency.
Specifically, preliminary agreements have been reached for a 200,000-t/y acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plant and a rubber petrochemical park in Pars Special Economic Energy Zone that includes 36,000 t/y of styrene butadiene, styrene butadiene styrene and low cis-butadiene rubber to provide feedstock for the petrochemical industry. Operations are expected by mid-March 2017.
The two sides have also decided to form a joint working group to identify technical issues and new development opportunities in Iran's petrochemical sector.
As MRC informed earlier, Iran, as one of the main energy hubs in the world, with huge oil and gas reserves, is one of the leading producers of petrochemical products in the world.
In 2006, the total consumption of different polymer products was 202 million metric tons and it is estimated this figure reach to 316 million metric ton by 2016. This means only countries with huge feeding materials can be successful on raising production level, and gladly Iran is among one of those countries.
Currently number of active Iranian Petrochemical complexes are 53, with total production capacity of 59 million metric ton, producing range of polymers, chemicals, aromatics & liquid gas, located mainly at Iranian south region, next to Persian Gulf, called Assaluyeh and Mahshahr Special Economic Zones.
At the moment, there are 67 developments projects in the country which are under construction, adding 61 million metric ton on total production and estimated to fully run till 2018.