TEHRAN (NIORDC),quoted by (IRNA), Iranian experts have succeeded in putting into operation a gas compressor unit of the Abadan Oil Refining Company after an eight-year hiatus, an official said.
Hakim Ghayyem, The managing director of the Abadan Oil Refining Company, told reporters on Monday that restarting the gas compressor of Unit 100 was delayed eight years due to cruel sanctions and procedural problems, but domestic engineers have succeeded in putting it into operation.
Thanks to the re-inauguration of the project, the Abadan Oil Refining Company will receive more feedstock for petrochemicals as much as 85 tons per day, Ghayyem said, noting that the daily production of PVC will increase from 85 tons to 180 tons.
The project will also help collect a notable amount of flue gases, he said, noting that it will decrease emission of polluting gases from the refinery.
The implementation of the repairing project proves that the Iranian experts are capable of doing big jobs amid the sanction pressures, he said, adding that the oil specialists are determined to nullify sanctions.
The Abadan Oil Refining Company turns 400 barrels per day of heavy crude oil into oil products. Light Naphtha, Heavy Naphtha, AW 410, Crude oil (Lubcat), Vacuum Baton, Pentane, Mulch, Kerosene K / 11,12, Bhutan - Butene , Ethane and propane, Granular sulfur, Lump sulfur, Propylene are among the products of the Abadan Oil Refining Company.
The refinery was largely destroyed in September 1980 by Iraq during the initial stages of the Iraqi invasion of Iran"s Khuzestan province, triggering the Iran-Iraq imposed War. It had a capacity of 635,000 b/d in 1980 and formed a refinery complex with important petrochemical plants. Its capacity has been increased steadily since the war ended in 1988 and is now listed as 429,000 barrels per day of crude oil.