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
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.