Abdolsaheb Arjmand, the Director-General of the Office of
Supervision and Control of Electricity Transmission and Distribution at the
Ministry of Energy, stated during the third brainstorming session on the vision
and new strategies for the petrochemical industry that the Ministry of Energy
is prepared to enhance cooperation with the petrochemical industry,
particularly with utility producers, to improve energy efficiency and make the
most of renewable energy sources.
Arjmand emphasized the readiness for interaction and mutual
growth in various areas, with a particular focus on the utilization of
renewable and new energy sources. The interaction between the oil and energy
sectors is expected to enable sustainable energy production in the country,
allowing the petrochemical industry to be a part of future collaborations.
Arjmand continued, stating that 14% of the country's energy,
equivalent to one million barrels of crude oil, is consumed by petrochemical
companies. Additionally, 26% of the nation's electricity production, equivalent
to 1.7 million barrels of crude oil, is allocated to the electricity industry.
Given these figures, strengthening cooperation between these two sectors can
have a significant impact on the nation's energy landscape.
The Institute of Energy's Willingness to Collaborate with
Majid A'midpour, the President of the Institute of Energy,
also stated in this meeting that the Ministry of Energy is ready to expand its
cooperation with the Ministry of Petroleum, the National Petrochemical Company,
and petrochemical companies in various fields. The Institute of Energy is
well-prepared to engage in any form of cooperation and collaboration due to its
A'midpour added that the use of renewable energy, especially
hydrogen, can contribute to reducing pollution. Extensive investments are being
made in the use of these fuels, with Europe and Gulf states showing a greater
interest in them than other regions worldwide.
A'midpour further noted that Saudi Arabia is expected to
become the world's largest producer of hydrogen by 2035, while the United Arab
Emirates and Oman have made substantial investments in hydrogen production.
Collaborating in the energy sector can help Iran become a prominent player in
the evolving energy landscape.
Producing Petrochemical Products with Sustainable
Majid Daftari, the CEO of the Research and Technology
Petrochemical Company, emphasized that sustainable electricity production
enables industrial complexes in the petrochemical industry to operate more
He explained that in areas like Asaluyeh and Mahshahr,
petrochemical plants rely on electricity supplied by companies such as Mobin,
Damavand, and Fajr due to their concentrated utility infrastructure. However,
in other regions, electricity plays a crucial role in ensuring continuous
production. Any power interruption can result in significant losses for
petrochemical companies, so measures need to be taken to ensure their
Daftari also highlighted that there have been considerable
achievements in the economic field of energy, and they are ready to collaborate
with petrochemical complexes and institutes to improve efficiency.
Hydrogen Production by Arvand Petrochemical for Completing
the Value Chain
Mohammad Reza Karimi, the CEO of Arvand Petrochemical, spoke
about the reasons behind the company's decision to establish a hydrogen unit
and its readiness for implementation. He mentioned that extensive technical and
economic studies have been conducted for this project, and it has been found to
be justifiable. The unit will be established to complete the value chain of
In this session, the CEOs of Mobin Energy, Fajr Energy, and
Damavand Energy also shared their views and opinions with the Ministry of
The collaboration and partnership between the Ministry of
Energy and the petrochemical industry are expected to play a vital role in
optimizing energy usage, promoting sustainability, and enhancing productivity
in this important sector of the Iranian economy.