Iran to build world-scale, flexible-feed olefins unit

Iran's National Petrochemical Co. (NPC) is adding a new world-scale olefins plant and derivatives units at its massive Bandar Imam petrochemical complex.The project is in the basic-engineering stage and slated for start-up in mid-2002.The basic olefins unit was designed by Germany's Linde AG. It will employ seven Linde-designed furnaces-five of one type and two of another-and will crack as many as nine different feedstocks from various sources in the Bandar Imam area.The project is part of a major, multiyear expansion NPC is undertaking (OGJ, May 24, 1999, p. 41). The new olefins and derivatives complex will be operated under the name Amir Kabir Petrochemical Co.Details of this projec...

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