Rajaei Port oil export capacity to hit 36mn tons

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TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) – Deputy Iranian roads minister said, with implementation of three oil docks at Shahid Rajaei Port, crude export capacity of the south Iranian complex will reach 36 million tons.

Mohammad Saeidnejad, Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development and Managing Director of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), rejoiced to say that construction of Rajaei Port’s oil harbor had kicked off asserting “in view of development plans of the country in gas and oil sectors, new capacities need to be exploited in ports.”

He highlighted that the oil dock will comprise three piers to be constructed with a total investment of about 50 million dollars and an overall capacity of 36 million tons.

The official expressed hope that two docks will be constructed in 18 months and the third one will come on stream within 24 months thanks to capabilities of Iranian contractors.

On equipment of the second terminal at Shahif Rajaei Port, Saeidnejad said “15 domestically-manufactured cranes will be soon set up in the near future.”

Director of Iran’s PMO noted that design, installation and implementation of the cranes have been carried out by an Iranian company which saves a considerable amount of currency and paves the path for exports of manufactured items in domestic firms.

“With a total investment of 21 million euros, the project is estimated to finish within 18 months,” he continued.

Earlier in March, 2017, a contract was also signed with the private sector to prepare grounds for exports of petroleum products produced at Setareh Khalije Fars gas condensate refinery through Persian Gulf Special Economic Zone, Mineral, Metal and industries in Bandar Abbas.

Under the terms of the contract, the domestic company will create necessary infrastructures in the coming five years in order to deploy 22 million tons of petroleum products to destination markets.

As the main point in North-South Corridor, Shahid Rajaee Port Complex enjoys access to freeway and railway and is adjacent to three major refineries. According to plans, the Iranian port will undertake a portion of annual exports of petroleum products from these refineries.

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