According to the Director of Production Control
at the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), the plants operated at 77% of
their nameplate capacity during the first quarter of the fiscal year, NIPNA
Ghodratollah Farajpour told a gathering of senior
petrochemical officials on Thursday that the output comprised basis items (41% or 5.4 mt), feedstock (26% or 3.4 mt), polymer
products (12% or 1.7 mt), chemical fertilizers (12% or 1.6 mt) and aromatic
products (8% or 1.1 mt).
He also added that 1.52 mt of urea fertilizer was
also processed during the period, adding petrochemical plants like Pardis,
Arvand, Kavian and Amir Kabir ramped up their production this year compared to
the same period last year.
The official also said that given the inauguration
of new projects, NPC expected a 17% growth in the country’s petrochemical production
capacity this year.
He further noted that stabilization of feedstock
supply from South Pars gas field was key in realization of this year’s plans in
the petrochemical sector.