Fanavaran Petchem Co. plans to boost revenue by 50% via VAM project

Fanavaran Petchem Co. plans to boost revenue by 50% via VAM project
(Friday, May 19, 2023) 12:30

TEHRAN (NIPNA) - Iran's Fanavaran petrochemical company is implementing a VAM project to increase its revenue by 50%, its chief executive said on Thursday.

Mohammad Javad Badri told reporters at the Iran oil and gas exhibition that the company had completed studies for the project, which would produce vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), a chemical used in various industries.

"We are now obtaining the upstream permits for it," he said.

He said VAM was a product that the country needed and that Fanavaran was the only producer of acetic acid, a raw material for VAM, in Iran.

"We export between 70,000 and 80,000 tonnes of acetic acid annually and we are trying to produce the same amount for downstream use," he said.

Fanavaran, which produces one million tonnes of methanol, acetic acid and carbon monoxide per year, also has a petrochemical complex under construction that will use a new technology to produce methanol from natural gas.

"We are now in the stage of land levelling and moving towards selecting the EPC contractor," Badri said.

He added that about 80% to 90% of a petrochemical unit could be built using domestic capabilities and capacity.

Fanavaran also plans to create a methanol park after launching the petrochemical complex, he said.

"Fanavaran has a good future and we will grow day by day with the projects we have in hand in terms of profitability and income," he said.

The 27th international oil, gas and petrochemical exhibition, which runs until Saturday, is being held under the slogan "Oil industry, technology production and optimal consumption".

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