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May 2017, No. 83

Parsian Energy Intensive Industrial Special Economic Zone

Based on the policies of the Fourth Development Plan, as of 1384 (2005-2006) studies were launched to find the location for establishment of energy-intensive industries in line with preventing crude sale of natural gas, making products with higher value added, completing petrochemical and steel production chains from the raw materials up to final products and increasing non-oil exports.

Energy-intensive industries are referred to that group of industries whose share of energy consumption at finished costs of the final product is higher in comparison with other industries and thus play a determining role in the final cost of the product, such as petrochemical, steel and aluminum industries. Therefore, Parsian Special Energy-Intensive Industries Zone with an area of approximately 10 thousand hectares located 30 kms east of Assalouyeh, in the far west of Hormuzgan Province on the border of three provinces of Hormuzgan, Bushehr and Fars was selected the option for the establishment of energy-intensive industries. Finally, the cabinet ministers and Majlis deputies approved creation of this special economic zone in 1389 (2010/2011).

The plan for the establishment of Parsian Special Energy-Intensive Industries Zone in accordance with the agreement No. 40301004 is among plans for the possession of capital assets the agreement for which was signed between the Management and Planning Organization and the Organization for Development and Modernization of Mine and Mineral Industries of Iran, as the executive body for the implementation of the project.

The Parsian Special Energy-Intensive Industries Zone was established with the objective to produce 4 million tons of steel, 18 million tons of petrochemical products, 1.2 million tons of aluminum and 6 thousand megawatts of electricity in a year and construct the Parsian Port with an annual loading and unloading capacity of 40 million tons and desalination installations that require an investment of $37.4 billion in the non-governmental sector which is equivalent to approximately 1,400,000 billion rials. So far in the area two petrochemical units with a total investment of $4.2 billion have become operational which will finally provide an opportunity for the direct employment of 75 thousand work forces and indirect employment of about 270 thousand people.

Parsian Port

Parsian Port, located in the far east of the southern site of Parsian zone, will operate as the main gate for the import of raw materials and export of manufactured products of the special economic zones of Lamerd and Parsian. It will be the first and the largest special industrial-mineral port of Iran which will meet the unloading and reloading demands of four major energy-intensive industries in Lamerd and Parsian. Based on the market study forecasts, Parsian Port, in the horizon of the plan, will include 19 berths for public goods, dry bulk, liquid bulk and container. The capacity of the vessels designed for container goods has been considered at 6000 containers, public goods 70 thousand tons and dry bulk up to 100 thousand tons with a maximum depth of 17 m.

Given that the process of construction and equipment of the port up to the final phase is much time consuming and also development of the port should be in conformity with the development of the hinterland industries, new studies of the port market up to the year 1402 have predicted a capacity of about 9 million tons based on the Sixth and Seventh Development Plans. On this basis, the port setup phase will consist of 4 berths (dry bulk, liquid bulk, public goods and common container) and the launching phase for the construction of the port will be three years within which it will be constructed and put into operation.

The tender for the construction of Parsian Port is underway in two BOT and EPCF methods. In the qualification evaluation of the bidders 17 consortiums participated for the latter and 4 consortiums for the former. Out of the figure, 2 companies in the BOT method and 7 companies in the EPCF method gained the required scores for participating in the final stage of technical commercial evaluation. It is predicted that by the end of the year 1395 (March 21, 2017), the contractor for the construction of Parsian Port will be selected and ground will be broken for the project.

The launching phase of Parsian Port includes 1500 meters of main wave breaker, 4 berths for public, container, dry bulk and liquid bulk goods with a length of 1080 meters, implementation of the extraction dyke in a length of 560 meters, dredging up to the depth of 15.4 meters in proportion to CD, so that possibility will be provided for the unloading and reloading of about 9 million tons per year.

Under the 11th government and particularly in post-sanctions period and thanks to the wise leadership of IMIDRO chief, Dr. Karbasian this plan succeeded in making up for a great part of the hindrances and this big scheme was revived.

Meanwhile, we hereby inform all investors eager to participate in Iranian industrial projects that this region welcomes investors in infrastructural projects.

Also, investors could take action for establishment of energy-intensive industries such as steel, aluminum and petrochemicals. Evidently, investment in special zones will be covered by special supportive rules and regulations.

Central Office:

#1713, North Tower, 3rd Floor, Iran National Steel Company, Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran, Iran

Tel: (+98 21) 88899985       Fax: (+98 21) 88900172


Parsian Office:

Opposite Welfare Department, Before Vali-e Asr Sq., Moallem Ave., City of Parsian, Hormuzgan Province, Iran

Tel: (+98 76) 44627042-3        Fax: (+98 76) 44627041


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  May 2017
No. 83