Jan 30, 2016, 12:24 AM
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Phase I of Damavand Petchem Project by summer 2017

Tehran, Jan 30, IRNA - Managing director of Damavand Petrochemical Project says its first phase will become operational by summer of 2017.

Hossein Shahryari said construction of the seven-year petrochemical utility project began two and half years ago and is aimed at supplying utilities including air, water, oxygen and nitrogen to 24 petrochemical plants in Pars Special Energy Economic Zone.
He said four 162 megawatt turbines will be installed at phase I of the project of which two have been installed and installation of another two ones began on Wednesday.
The generation station of the project will operate with gas turbines to generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity, becoming one of the country's biggest gas power stations, he said.
Iran is building Damavand Petrochemical Project to add 30 million tons to its current annual 60 mt/y petrochemical output.
The project will bring Iran's petrochemical output to 90mt/y once completed.
Turbines 1 and 2 of the €3b project's generation station have been installed and installation of the 3rd and 4th ones began on Wednesday in Assaluyeh, south of Iran.
The new turbines purchased from Iranian industrial group MAPNA will increase Damavand plant’s generating power to 648 megawatts.
With the installation of 12 gas turbines, the total outage of the Damavand plant after completion of three phases will reach 2,000 megawatts.
Iran's National Petrochemical Company (NPC) has financed the project which has been mostly developed by domestic contractors, said Shahryari.
Damavand petrochemical project is being completed to supply utilities for Assaluyeh II petrochemical complex. The project will offer power, steam, water, industrial wastewater facilities as well as insulators to 24 nearby petrochemical plants in Pars Special Economic Energy Zone.