National Petrochemical Company


  The appearance stage

  Fertilizer unit in operation in 1963

  The foundation of NPC in 1963


The first development stage


  Industry development in accordance with  three development projects in duration of the period lasted from 1963 to 1986
   Supplying fertilizers , petrochemical and chemical bases for domestic consumption

  The foundation of several petrochemical complexes such as : Bandar e Emam (Iran - Japan) , Farabi (Iran Nipon) , aaaKharg ,   Pazargad , Carbon Ahvaz (Iran) , Razi (Shahpour) , and Shiraz development projects


  Recession stage


  Reaching to a minimum production level during the war till the middle of  1988
  Accomplishment of Shiraz Petrochemical development plan
  The stoppage of construction of Bandar e Emam complex


 The restoration and renovation stage   

   Reconstruction of damaged complexes due to the war during the period of the first development plan from 1989 to 1994

   Putting into Operation of some of main projects including Esfahan and Arak  petrochemical companies , as well as completion of Bandare  Emam complex  

   Development of export , privatization and profitability considered in the 2nd  five-year-plan in the period lasted from 1995   to1999

   اIncrease in yearly production from 2.4 to 11million ton through the putting in to operation of the remaining projects left from the 1st  five-year-plan


Mutation and stabilization stage      

    The beginning of globalization of the industry on the bases of the experiences gained from the first and 2nd  five-year-plan to   be used in the third five-year-plan

   The export development  , as well as industry improvement in non-oil-export  

   Increase in privatization and R&D

   Productivity in current capacities , as well as establishment of new production capacities


Up to this part of the third plan , in addition to the putting into operation of MTBE and Parazyline  , engineering polymers and the first phases of  6th olefin and 3rd Aromatic , the other projects are also in the last stage of installation and ready to be in the production lines . Meanwhile the long-term plan is crafted with the aim of the execution of the 4th and 5th plans in order to reach the 20 billion dollar revenue . Therefore National Petrochemical Company have tried its best to achieve a higher position in region and global market through applying its competencies . Improvement of indices and economic factors such as production level , export  , investment , value added , GDP contribution , regional contribution , and  target market extension  , resulted from effective participation in  global market ,  are considered in the three five-year-plans , particularly in the 3rd plan , providing the essentials of the future development plans .

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