Inauguration of Amir Kabir Petrochemical Complex (Olefin 6)


In a landmark ceremony held on 11 June 2005, Iranian President Seyyed Mohammad Khatami inaugurated five petrochemical projects located at Bandar Imam Petrochemical Special Economic Zone, on the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, south of Iran.The projects included 4 NPC facilities and one privately owned plant. The NPC projects were Amir Kabir  (Olefin 6), Buali Sina or aromatics no. 3, Shahid Tondguyan’s first PTA/PET complex and a tank farm facility. The fifth project is owned privately by Navid Zar Chimi Company. 

Amir Kabir Petrochemical Company has implemented olefin 6 in a 55 hectares area. The complex produces 520,000 tonne/year of Ethylene, 158,000 tonne/year of Propylene ( EP part by Joint Venture of EIED/Linde) , 20,000 tonne/year of butene-1, 300,000 tonne/year of linear low-density/high-density polyethylene (lldPE/hdPE), 137,000 tonne/year of pyrolysis gasoline, 51,000 tonne/year of 1-3 butadiene and 24,000 tonne/year of CFO. The Company’s 140,000 tonne/year hdPE plant was brought onstream in 2002.

Amir Kabir is also building a 300,000 tonne/year low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant. It has appointed a consortium consisting of SembCorp Simon-Carves, Daelim Industrial and local contractor Namvaran to carry out engineering, procurement and construction work. The plant is expected to become operational in 2007

The propylene produced at Amir Kabir will be transferred to the nearby Navid Zar Chimi Co. for the production of polypropylene.

Amir Kabir required feedstocks include ethane, butane, raffinate (aromatics), C5cut, light ends and butene-1, ethylene and LPG which will be supplied by facilities at the Zone.

Amir Kabir is 56% owned by NPC, 15% by Ministry or Petroleum’s Pension Fund, 20% by Social Security Organization, 4% by National Pension Fund and 5% by other investors.