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IRAN - Ahwaz Carbon Black Plant.

This was completed in 1974 and production started at the rate of 16,000 t/y. It was initially owned and operated by the Iran Carbon Co., a JV between NIOC (20%), Cabot Co. of the US (50%), and public and private Iranian interests. It was nationalised in 1979. The plant was occupied by Iraqi forces and was heavily damaged in 1981. But it was repaired and expanded in late 1982, after Iraqi forces withdrew from Khuzistan. Its capacity at present is 20,000 t/y, with local companies having participated in some upgrading work. A melamine crystal plant on the west bank of Lake Urumiey was completed in 1994. Construction of this plant started in late 1990 and was originally scheduled for completion in 1993. It has a capacity of 3,600 t/y of melamine powder and includes a 9,000 t/y ammonium sulphate unit. After it came on stream, Iran's demand for melamine powder has been cut significantly. It was built by CNCC of China and Iranian sub-contractors. The plant receives uric acid, ammonia and sulphuric acid feedstock from the Shiraz and Razi complexes.
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Publication:APS Review Downstream Trends
Geographic Code:7IRAN
Date:Apr 12, 1999
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