President to inaugurate Tenth olefin project

TEHRAN, June 15 (MNA) — Jam Petrochemical Complex’s Tenth olefin project, the world’s largest of its kind, will be officially inaugurated on Tuesday in Assaluyeh region, southern Iran, in a ceremony attended by President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.

Jam petrochemical’s tenth olefin project’s executive operation was started in the Persian calendar year 1379 (March 20, 2000-March 20, 2001) with the aim of producing yearly 3.3 million tones of Ethylene, propylene, high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE) and other byproducts in Assaluyeh.

The major contractors of the project are France’s Technip Company, Germany’s Krupp Uhde Company, Italy’s Technimont Company, and Iran’s Nargan and Sazeh companies.

Farsa Chimie Company (FCC) as a large scale manufacturer of Ethylene Glycols (EG) mainly Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG), a starting material essentially for production of Poly Ethylene Terephthalate (PET) polyester and for antifreeze formulation put into operation in Dec 2007.

Currently, FCC plant is under operation in an area of 11 hectares at Jam Petrochemical Complex which is located in Assaluyeh on the coastline of the Persian Gulf. By making use of advanced technology the company has the capacity to produce annually 400 Kt/y Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG), 40 Kt/y Di Ethylene Glycol (DEG), 2.8 Kt/y Tri Ethylene Glycol (TEG) to meet the growing global demand and export to international markets.

The primary design case is based on production of MEG as the main product and DEG and TEG as by-products. In addition, the plant is designed for purification of 50 Kt/y HP Ethylene Oxide (EO) as a future project and also is capable to recycle part of DEG to the glycol reaction in order to increase the TEG production.

Jam Petrochemical Complex (JPC) is responsible for implementing of the 10th olefin project in an area of 77 hectares which more than 40 hectares has been reclaimed from the sea. This company will be one of country’s largest olefin plants with the final production capacity of 1,320 Kt/y including HDPE, LDPE, BD, and PP.

 

MNA

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