The construction work on two petrochemical complexes at Gachsaran and Dehdasht is to commence in Iran. The two petrochemical plants are to be built along the ethylene pipeline earlier laid in western Iran.
The plant at Gachsaran will have a capacity to produce over one million tons of ethylene and propane. An estimated 1.3 million tons of ethane will be the feedstock requirement and will be supplied by Bidboland.
Upon completion, Dehdasht complex will produce 300,000 tons of heavy polyethylene and its 305,000 tons of required feedstock (butane-1) will be provided by the west ethylene pipeline and other petrochemical plants in the region.
The two complexes are scheduled to come on stream in 2010.