MOSCOW (MRC) -- Iran is planning to develop Mahshahr Petrochemical Special Economic Zone (PETZONE), a petrochemical official said, reported The Iran Project.
Addressing a ceremony held to farewell Mahshahr PETZONE’s managing director and welcoming his replacement, Marziyeh Shahdaei, deputy petroleum minister in petrochemical affairs, said Mahshahr PETZONE has been designed in two phases and its second phase is planned to be developed.
The project will be carried out by National Petrochemical Company (NPC) as a state body responsible for providing the infrastructure needed for development of the petrochemical sector, she said.
She further added that studies are underway for preparation of the second phase of the zone that will be home to petrochemical plants aimed at completing the value chain in the region.
As MRC wrote before, as of 2015, number of active Iranian Petrochemical complexes were 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.