Iran to set up petchem plants near sea

Director for projects at National Petrochemical Company Marzieh Shah-Daei

Director for projects at National Petrochemical Company Marzieh Shah-Daei

TEHRAN Feb 18(Shana)–Iran prefers to establish petrochemical plants near sea, the director for projects at National Petrochemical Company said.

Marzieh Shah-Daei said the location is due to the fact that petrochemical plants consume large volumes of water.

“Petrochemical industry is water and energy-intensive. That is why many petrochemical units are currently facing water shortage and exports,” she said.

Shah-Daei said low precipitation in Iran poses a serious challenge to petrochemical industry development.