The petrochemical complex covers an area of over 400 hectares and is
designed to have the capacity to produce 5 million tons of various
During the approval ceremony for the second petrochemical complex in
the Lamerd Special Economic Zone, Kourosh Fattahi, CEO of the special economic
zone, emphasized that this petrochemical complex's lower and intermediate tier,
with an area of over 400 hectares, is capable of accommodating industries for
the production of 5 million tons of various petrochemical products.
He further highlighted that the region is now in line with the
motivations of the thirteenth government, focusing on "removing production
barriers and achieving a production leap" in the Lamerd Special Economic
Zone. To support this, 14 infrastructure projects in the areas of gas supply,
gas stations, power distribution networks, water supply lines, protective
dikes, surface water management channels, construction of buildings, customs
facilities, and warehouses have been initiated with a budget of over 20
Fattahi added that the implementation of a water transfer line from
the Persian Gulf to the Lamerd Special Economic Zone, guaranteeing exclusive
water supply, and creating a coherent plan to provide other infrastructure for
operating industries (which is under the responsibility of the officials in the
IMIDRO organization and regional engineers) are being carried out.
This, along with the attractive advantages of being close to feedstock
and gas fields, the possibility of exporting products to neighboring countries,
and the provision of incentives and legal exemptions, will instill confidence
in petrochemical investors.
These measures, along with the full support of the Ministry of
Petroleum, the Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade (MIMT), and especially the
support of the IMIDRO organization, aim to move the second petrochemical
complex in the Lamerd Special Economic Zone to the implementation stage.
The CEO of the Lamerd Special Economic Zone expressed hope that, with
comprehensive support from the Ministry of Petroleum and relevant authorities
in supplying feedstock for the petrochemical industries in this region, as well
as the presence of senior figures in the oil industry to start this national
and strategic project, the petrochemical project in the Lamerd Special Economic
Zone will witness significant progress.
Fattahi concluded that responsible authorities are committed to
ensuring all infrastructure for construction and eliminating obstacles to
launching major industries. The large aluminum industry group in this region is
a model for this endeavor. It is planned that this petrochemical project,
covering an area of 100,000 square meters, will be constructed in three stages
according to the scheduled plan, within three to four years, and it is expected
to provide direct employment for 350 individuals and indirect employment for
2,500 individuals during the operation phase.
Fattahi also mentioned that the select group of products of Siglo
Petrochemical Company is part of this investment project, which includes the
annual production of 46,000 tons of methylamines in three types:
"mono-methylamine (MMA), dimethylamine (DMA), and trimethylamine
(TMA)," as well as 24,000 tons of "dimethylformamide" and
He emphasized the importance of producing this group of petrochemical
products, as they are highly strategic, profitable, and generate significant
added value. Methylamines and the other two products from this petrochemical
project have numerous applications in various industries, including food,
cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, printing, adhesives, and agriculture.
Fortunately, with the investor's expertise and full command of marketing these
products, it is expected to start generating profits in the shortest time
The second petrochemical complex in the Lamerd Special Economic Zone,
bearing the "Siglo" brand and an investment of 16 trillion Iranian
rials (equivalent to 277 million euros), has officially started its operations.
Currently, with the purchase and supply of some equipment worth nearly 54
million euros, 28% progress will be achieved. This indicates the investor's
dedication and seriousness during the initial implementation phase.