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Iran Petchem Industry Offers $150 B Investment Opportunity by 2032

Iran Petchem Industry Offers $150 B Investment Opportunity by 2032
(Monday, September 4, 2023) 16:58

TEHRAN (NIPNA) -- Iran's Deputy Petroleum Minister and CEO of the National Petrochemical Company, Morteza Shahmirzai, announced today a significant investment opportunity in the country's petrochemical industry, amounting to approximately $150 billion over the next ten years.

This announcement underscores Iran's commitment to fostering international collaboration and expanding its petrochemical sector.

Shahmirzai made the declaration during a signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding on technical knowledge exchange and the execution of the Fanavaran Petro-Olefin Project with a consortium of Chinese companies.

He emphasized that this agreement marks the beginning of future collaborations between Iran's petrochemical industry and Chinese enterprises under the umbrella of Tamin Petroleum and Petrochemicals Investment Company (abbreviated as TAPPICO).

Highlighting the vast investment potential in Iran's petrochemical sector, Shahmirzai stated, "Approximately $150 billion in investment opportunities within Iran's petrochemical industry are emerging for the next ten years."

He further encouraged neighboring and like-minded countries to consider partnerships with Iran for investment, technology development, and knowledge transfer.

Referring to the longstanding cooperation between Iran and China, Shahmirzai commended the Chinese government and companies for not succumbing to the influence of unilateral international policies.

Shahmirzai continued by saying, "Chinese companies can engage in fruitful collaborations in Iran's petrochemical development projects, particularly in the hubs of Mahshahr, Asaluyeh, Jask, and Makran."

He emphasized that the National Petrochemical Company's policy is to indigenize all technical knowledge, catalysts, and equipment in the petrochemical industry.

Shahmirzai clarified that the memorandum of understanding signed today is aligned with this policy and aims to expedite industrial development and complete the value chain.

According to the report, the tripartite memorandum of understanding for technical knowledge exchange and the Fanavaran Petro-Olefin Project was signed today in the presence of Morteza Shahmirzai, CEO of the National Petrochemical Company, the acting head of Fanavaran Petro-Olefin, and the Chinese consortium. This agreement, structured as an EPC+F (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Financing) collaboration, pertains to the Fanavaran Petro-Olefin Project, encompassing four major units: methanol, olefins, polypropylene (PP), and high-density polyethylene (HDPE).

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