Taqi Saneyee expressed optimism that the company's productivity would break a record in the current year, the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) said.
The facility supplied 1.95 million tons of petrochemicals in the first 5 months of the year, he said, adding the plant's output is 7.5 percent higher than its nameplate capacity and 20 percent of its planned output.
Last year the company broke its benzene and paraxylene production record, he added.
Saneyee further said three development projects were under way in the facility, including an urea and ammonia unit.
In a relevant development in late June, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh announced that the country's petrochemical income will considerably increase during the coming months.
"Petrochemical revenues will reach $25 billion by next year due to the implementation of the second leap of oil and petrochemical projects," Zangeneh addressing a ceremony held via videoconference to inaugurate three important oil projects.
He reiterated that Iran's national petrochemical income had been one billion dollar over the past two decades.
The projects include normal hexane production unit of Imam Khomeini Refinery (Shazand)-the first refinery company which started work from the early years of the 1979 Islamic Revolution-in central Iran, Goureh-Jask crude oil pipeline which increases the transport capacity to one million barrels a day on southern Iran and Miandoab petrochemical complex, which will bring 140,000 tons of growth in petrochemical products, on northwest of Iran.
He further noted that 17 petrochemical projects are planned to be inaugurated up to the end of the current Iranian year (will end on March 20, 2021).
"The projects will leap production as Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has stressed the importance of doing so after naming the new Iranian year as 'Surge in Production'," Zangeneh said.