Tombak Export-Service Terminal is expected to fully come online by the end of the next Iranian calendar year to March 2020.
An official with Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC), Mohyeddin Jafari, said the terminal would was to be used for export of the items produced at the giant offshore South Pars gas field.
National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has decided to establish an export and service terminal in Tombak in Pars II, where eight refinery phases and one liquefied natural gas (LNG) project are located.
The manager of oil and gas projects' logistics at the POGC said by March 2020 construction of two breakwaters for the port would be complete. The breakwaters are 5 kilometers long.
He said two jetties for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exports were being built in the terminal. Each jetty could berth vessels with up to 50,000 tons of capacity.
The idea is aimed at exporting liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and sulfur produced by South Pars.
Tombak, in addition to exporting products, will help provide services to vessels navigating at the port.
It would be able to export petrochemical products from plants in Kangan and the refined products of the Siraf refineries. With a depth of 37 meters, Tombak Port is the deepest port in Iran and the Persian Gulf region.
Iran is currently recovering 570 mcm/d of gas from South Pars. Development of South Pars is under way. Iran LNG and SP 11, SP12, SP13, SP14, SP19, SP22, SP23 and SP24 are located in Pars II zone (Kangan) covering 16,000 ha of land.