Publishe Date: 11:09 AM - 8/24/2014 | Print

Iran to Lunch First Home-Made Crude Desalination Plant

Economy - An Iranian official played down effectiveness of sanctions against the country's oil industry, and praised oil experts for the unsparing efforts they have made to manufacture the country's first desalination plant's part which is to be inaugurated soon.

Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for Southern Oil-Rich Zones Hamid Bourd said the plant is able to process 30,000 barrels of oil daily which will boost the quality of the extracted crude. He further added that despite foreign companies' refusal to sell services and equipment to the plant, it was built by home-built tools and with least expenses and based on international standards.

Bourd noted that the plant would be launched in coming days.

The plant is located 50 kilometers of Dezfoul City, Khuzestan Province, in the Southwestern part of Iran.

The plant would process oil extracted from 6 oil wells.

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