Iran Launches New Energy Projects
- August, 24, 2020 - 14:33
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) –Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday inaugurated three large projects in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.
Marking the Administration’s Week, Rouhani inaugurated the three megaprojects at a videoconference on Monday morning.
Implemented with a total investment of €4.7 billion, the projects include the development and improvement of the gas dispatching site and a series of gas pipelines in the national network, the first phase of Bushehr petrochemical plant, as well as a 500-MW combined cycle power plant in the West Karun area and its adjoining power transfer equipment and station.
The 1,200-km pipelines from the sixth section of the national gas network have the capacity to transfer 110 million cubic meters of gas from the South Pars gas field to the western provinces every day.
Another 125-kilometer pipeline was added to the ninth section of the countrywide network that stretches from the western areas of Behbahan into the Bazargan border crossing and north of Maku in northwestern Iran to supply 60 million cubic meters of gas per day.
The new pipeline would ensure sustainable gas supplies in the country’s cold regions and would also allow for exports and energy exchanges with regional countries.
The first phase of Bushehr petrochemical plant includes a gas sweetening section and units producing ethane, methanol, oxygen, and 9.6 million cubic meters of input per day for the South Pars refineries.
The 500-MW West Karun combined cycle power plant is also the other major project that would generate power for the oil and gas fields west of Karun River, including the North and South Azadegan as well as North and South Yaran oilfields.
The project also includes electricity transition equipment and gas pressure reduction station at the power plant.