Vice-President of the Energy Committee of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture Hamid-Reza Salehi says the downstream sector of Iranian petrochemical Industry will be developed after return of the Anglo-Dutch conglomerate company of Shell to Iran.
"Presence of Shell in Iran will undoubtedly result in
development and progress of the downstream sector of the petrochemical
industry," Salehi told Shana.
He said the petrochemical industry should use the post-JCPOA
atmosphere available for the purpose, leading to transfer of technology and
"We should try to encourage growth of investment in the
industry; foreign companies can go in partnership with Iranian specialists and
increase production," he said.
The head of the department for Iran affairs at Royal Dutch
Shell, Hans Nijkamp, said at National Petrochemical Company (NPC) on October
09, "We believe that we can have joint projects in the petrochemical field
with the National Petrochemical Company."
He said, "We believe that we can have joint projects in
the petrochemical field with the National Petrochemical Company."
Iran’s deputy petroleum minister and CEO of National
Petrochemical Company, Marzieh Shahdaei, said that Iran plans to expand its
petrochemical output from the current level of 60 million tons to 160 million
tons by 2025.
The NPC-Shell deal was signed in presence of Shahdaie,
Nijkamp, Deputy Minister of Petroleum for International and Trade Affairs,
Amir-Hossein Zamaninia, the Netherland’s Ambassador to Tehran Susanna Terstal
and Deputy Head of British Mission in Iran Ben Fender.
Zamaninia expressed optimism that petrochemical projects between
the two companies would be launched soon.
"With the wisdom that we see in the people working in
our country’s petrochemical industry, without a doubt the projects of this
company will be executed sooner than oil and gas projects," he said.