During the 8th National Chemical Defense Conference, Morteza
Shahmirzai emphasized the nature and sensitivity of the oil, gas, refining, and
petrochemical industries, stating that the slightest disregard for safety
principles or carelessness in the operations and processing of certain
chemicals in these industries can lead to accidents.
He stressed the doubled importance of enforcing chemical defense
regulations and measures, especially in the downstream sector, including the
Shahmirzai added, "The National Petrochemical Company has
implemented stringent regulations in operational areas of the petrochemical
industry since the past."
The CEO mentioned that around 550 grades of polymer and petrochemical
products are produced in 70 active petrochemical complexes across the country.
He affirmed that all chemical substances manufactured in the petrochemical
industry are strictly dedicated to industrial applications and contribute to
human progress and well-being.
Shahmirzai highlighted that the petrochemical production and complexes
undergo regular monitoring by international bodies. He stated, "Iran's petrochemical
industry is one of the largest worldwide, adhering to scientific principles and
international safety standards."
He further described the installed capacity of Iran's petrochemical
industry, estimated at approximately 92 million tons annually. Shahmirzai
stated, "The management of Iran's petrochemical industry is carried out
through the guidance and policies of the National Petrochemical Company, in
collaboration with the holdings, investors, and shareholders who strictly
adhere to safety regulations."
The Deputy Minister of Petroleum emphasized that despite sanctions and
limitations, over 100 small and large petrochemical projects are currently
being implemented in the country. He added, "By the end of the seventh
development plan, the installed capacity of Iran's petrochemical industry is
projected to reach approximately 135 million tons per year."
Shahmirzai reiterated that all quantitative and qualitative indicators
of the eighth development plan have been defined, ensuring that by the end of
the plan, the installed capacity of Iran's petrochemical industry will be twice
its current capacity, with a complete range of polymer and petrochemical
products that are globally recognized.
He emphasized that in such a vast industry with development programs,
chemical defense, including fundamental principles, is a crucial aspect
considered in the planning and execution of petrochemical projects.
The CEO of the National Petrochemical Company stated, "A 20-year
vision for the petrochemical industry is currently being drafted to determine
the direction and position the industry should strive for."
Shahmirzai confirmed that the strategic plan for Iran's petrochemical
industry in the thirteenth government is being fully developed. He added,
"According to this plan, not only will all the world's petrochemical
products be produced in Iran, but also planning will be implemented for safety
requirements, chemical defense, optimization, investment issues, supply chain,
commodities, equipment, and product marketing."
The 8th National Chemical Defense Conference, organized by the
Non-Operational Defense Organization of the country in collaboration with the
private sector, aimed to promote awareness, enhance preparedness and education,
introduce innovative research and technology, and honor the top achievements in
the field of chemical defense.