Building $545m Project to Begin in Kermanshah

Building $545m Project to Begin in Kermanshah
(Sunday, December 6, 2020) 22:22

TEHRAN (NIPNA) -- The governor of Kermanshah, western Iran, paid a visit to the gas to polypropylene (GTPP) project of West Islamabad Petrochemical Plant, announcing the beginning of the implementation of the huge project by January, 2021.

Houshang Bazvand, the governor of Kermanshah, visited the plant on Thursday as the head of a delegation of provincial officials as well as representatives of the people of Kermanshah Province at the Iranian Parliament.

During the visit, they described the valuable project as a long-lasting ambition of the regional people whose realization would be instrumental in the province.

Implementation of the $545 million project is expected to begin in January 2021.

The unit is to be built by relying on the savvy provided by the Petrochemical Research and Technology Company (PRTC) and will be developed in three phases: conversion of natural gas to methanol (660,000 tons per year), conversion of methanol to propylene (120,000 tons per year) and finally the production of valuable and expensive polypropylene (120,000 tons per year).

With the implementation of the project and the construction of the downstream industry chain, West Islamabad Petrochemical Plant will become one of the arms of job creation, economic prosperity and business dynamism in Kermanshah Province.

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