The Chemical Giant “Linde” Starts Practical Co-Op in Iran
The German “Linde” a chemical giant has started its practical coop with the Iranian petrochemical industries. Recent official news shows these activities’ entering into practice:
Construction of Kian Petrochemical Project, whose development has been agreed with the partnership of Germany’s Chemical Giant Linde Group, will begin soon in Iran, the managing director of Parsian Oil and Gas Development Company says.
Morteza Azizi said the company is about to start construction of the plant with technical support and licensing of Linde Group. The deal to develop the project was signed in the wake of eased sanctions on Tehran’s nuclear program in the post-Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) setting.
The project is to develop for production of new petrochemical and polymer products and completion of the sector’s value chain, he said.
“Besides licensing the project and providing engineering services, Linde has signaled readiness to invest in the project,” Azizi noted.
Once operational, the facility will annually supply 4 million tons of various petrochemical products including ethylene, propylene, Para xylene, orthobenzene, styrene, propylene oxide, and butadiene.
The plant’s feedstock will include naphtha produced by SIRAF Refinery Park, light cuts from Noori Petrochemical Plant, carbon and heavy cuts from Kavian, Mehr, Morvarid Petrochemical Plant and ethane produced by South Pars refineries.
In another news related to the Linde activties in Iran, the managing director of Maroon Petrochemical Company says Germany’s gas manufacturer Linde is about to start engineering studies on two petrochemical projects in the facility.
According to Rahim Sharif Mousavi speaking with news teams: “The projects are an ethane recovery unit and an enhanced ethane production project at Maroon Petrochemical Complex.”
“We have signed a contract with the Linde Group for licensing and engineering of two projects at Maroon Plant,” he said.
Mr. Mousavi further said that Linde has started studies on the two projects already.
A part of the feedstock needed for the project will be supplied from the NGL 1500 project which is aimed at collecting associated gases. Once operational, the projects will bring the company’s ethylene production capacity to 1.2 million tons annually from currently 1.1 mt/y, he said.
Moreover, propylene output of the facility will increase by 100,000 tons per year.