Addressing a press conference, Ali Pajouhan said: "So
far this year, 5 technical licenses have been granted to petrochemical
companies and another one will be delivered by the end of this [calendar] year."
The PRTC CEO further stated: "The most important
activity of the company since the beginning of this year has been the delivery
of the technical knowhow and engineering documents of GTPP project and
technical knowledge of construction of 3 units of West Islamabad Petrochemical
He said that the GTPP project of West Islamabad is one of
the most important plans for PRTC at present.
He said that this important project has a unit for
converting gas to methanol, methanol to propylene and a unit for converting
propylene to polypropylene, which is licensed with the use of Iranian savvy.
Pajouhan further outlined some of PRTC’s recent
contracts, saying a deal for the transfer
of license, process design package and basic engineering of heavy polyethylene
unit with a capacity of 310,000 tons per year to Tabriz Petrochemical Company and
also a contract to transfer the license, process engineering documents and
basic engineering of a propylene production plan from methanol with an annual
capacity of 120,000 tons to Fateh Kimia Petrochemical Plant are two of the achievements
of PRTC in providing technical knowledge.
He pointed out that the award of 6 technical licenses in one
year is a unique and new step for PRTC and the localization of other technical knowhow
is being seriously pursued by the company. “All these achievements have been obtained
with the efforts of Iranian researchers and experts.”
Elsewhere, Mr. Pajouhan said Iran consumes 270 million dollars’
worth of catalysts annually and localization of them would save the country at
least 150 million dollars per year.
He stated the official operation of the first Ziegler–Natta
catalyst for polymerization of heavy polyethylene under the license of PRTC in
Lorestan Petrochemical Plant with 100 tons per year of production capacity was
one of the most important achievements of the company this year.
The PRTC official added that construction of a new catalyst
unit in Lorestan Petrochemical Plant with a capacity of 1500 tons per year is
being finalized and pre-commissioned and also PP and SAZ catalysts are being
finalized for construction and production in PRTC’s Arak center.
He stated: A contract has been signed with Morvarid
Petrochemical Company for the delivery of an activator, and “we will deliver
our entire commitment, which is 150 tons, by the end of the year.”