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September 2018, No. 88

Parsian Energy Intensive
Industries Special Economic Zone

Hasan Shahrokhi, Managing Director of PEISEZ

Introducing Parsian Energy Intensive Industries Special Economic Zone (PEISEZ)

Parsian Energy Intensive Industries Special Economic Zone (PEISEZ) is located on 9,800 hectares, 40 km east of Assaluyeh, on the border of Hormuzgan, Bushehr and Fars provinces. This area was designated as a special economic zone upon a decision by the Iranian Parliament in 1389 (2010/11) and endorsed by the government in 1390 (2011/12).

PEISEZ has been set up with macro targets such as steel, aluminum, alumina, petrochemicals and supporting industries such as power plant and desalination plant, port and pier. The comprehensive plan of the special zone was approved in the latest review in 1394 (2015/16) with quantitative objectives including 4 million tons of steel, 600 thousand tons of aluminum, 3 million tons of alumina, 18 million tons of petrochemicals and 4,300 megawatts of electricity.

The actions taken in this area can be summarized in four sections: studies, completed infrastructures, licenses, and ongoing infrastructures, as follows:

Studies Conducted in PEISEZ

1. Detailed and comprehensive plan of the region

2. Studies on transport and traffic

3. General studies including meteorological, geological, hydrological, and geotechnical studies

4. Basic and detailed studies of Parsian Port

5. Warehouse and cargo terminal site designs

6. Evaluation of the environmental impacts of Parsian Region and Port

7. Sea catchment design

8. Design of the system for cargo transfer from industrial units to Parsian Port for export of products

Infrastructures Built in PEISEZ

1. Purchase of 4 megawatts of electricity branch

2. Purchase of 30 liters per second of water branch

3. Construction of asphalt and two-lane access roads with an approximate length of 20 km

4. Construction of part of the 20-kilovolt double-circuit distribution network in the northern site with a length of 18 km

5. Construction of concrete reservoirs with volumes of 500 and 2000 cubic meters

6. Construction of the PEISEZ customs building

7. Construction of a fire station in the northern site of the region
8. Construction of a temporary clinic building

Licenses Issued by Competent Authorities

1. The PEISEZ approval by the Parliament

2. The PEISEZ approval by the government

3. Environmental permit for the region by the Department of Environment

4. Environmental permit for the Parsian Port by the Department of Environment

5. Primary license of Parsian Port by Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO)

6. License for construction of Parsian Port by PMO

7. Permission issued by the government to strip investors of foreign exchange obligations

8. Permission on authorized sea border from the ‘working group on authorized borders of the country’

9. Permit for permanent establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) in the region 

Infrastructures under Implementation in PEISEZ

1. Completion of water distribution and transfer network with a length of 37 km

2. Construction of the lighting network of passages

3. Construction of access roads to Site No. 1 of petrochemical industries

4. Construction of square and intersection of the same level crossing of Bandar– Paskaraneh Road

5. Establishing an online environmental monitoring station

6. Construction of dykes and levee structures in the northern site of the PEISEZ  

Parsian Port

Parsian Special Economic Zone with the aim of annual production of 4 million tons of steel, 18 million tons of petrochemicals, 600 thousand tons of aluminum, 3 million tons of alumina powder, needs to build a harbor complex of industries and minerals, including 19 piers with an annual capacity of 40 million tons of loading and unloading.

In its Horizon Plan, the Parsian Port will have 19 pier terminals as follows:

  •  11 pier terminals for public goods

  •  1 container pier terminal

  •  1 liquid bulk pier terminal

  •  1 general pier terminal / container

  •  5 dry bulk pier terminals

Loading, Unloading Capacity of 40 Million Tons Annually

According to the Horizon Plan, Parsian Port will add 40 million tons to the country’s final capacity of loading and unloading annually. Located in the boundary between Shahid Rajaee Port and the Port of Khorramshahr, along the approximate distance of 2000 km, Parsian Port is the largest port in this part that has specialized industrial, mining and commercial piers. In other words, the port has the largest loading and unloading capacity in the west of Strait of Hormuz between Shahid Rajaee Port to the Port of Khorramshahr.

Among the country’s ports, Parsian Port is the closest to Qatar ports and can link Iran with Qatar and its gas fields.
The port is designed to be used for various industrial applications such as dry bulk and liquid bulk, including export of various petrochemical, commercial and container products.

At present, according to the current needs of this region, the first phase of this port including 4 quay terminals with a capacity of loading and unloading of 9 million tons has started as of the middle of 1396 (2017/18). The first phase of the Parsian Port has a liquid bulk bunker terminal, a dry bulkhead terminal and two general cargo terminals and container. The depth of the port’s water supply is 15.4 meters in this phase, which will carry a capacity of 70,000 tons of floating vessels. In addition, the depth of the port’s catchment in the final phase will increase to 17 meters, which will allow the arrival of 100-thousand-ton vessels.
Currently, the first phase of this port is running at a cost of 170 million euros with a physical progress of 20%, and according to the plans, by the end of the calendar month of Mehr (ending October 22), a dry bulk pier from this port will be put into operation.

Opportunity to Invest in PEISEZ

  •  Production of a variety of petrochemical products with a capacity of 18 million tons per year

  •  Production of steel with a capacity of 4 million tons per year

  •  Production of aluminum with a production capacity of 600 thousand tons per year

  •  Production of alumina with a capacity of 3 million tons per year

  •  Production of power generation up to 4,300 megawatts

  •  Production of fresh water up to 750,000 cubic meters per day

  •  Duct port for the first phase of the Parsian Port with a loading capacity of 9 million tons per year

  •  Support-service projects and downstream industries

  •  Construction of reservoirs and farm tank

  •  Construction of rail and road terminals

  •  Construction of Small Scale Industry Town

  •  Construction of hotel and tourism complex


Parsian Energy Intensive Industries Special Economic Zone

Central Office: Ground Floor, Iran National Steel Company, Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran, Iran

Tel: (+98 21) 88899985



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