News ID: 273623
Published: 0352 GMT September 01, 2020

First phase of Iran's Jask oil terminal to be launched by March: Project official

First phase of Iran's Jask oil terminal to be launched by March: Project official

The first phase of Iran’s key oil terminal in Jask region on the Sea of Oman will become operational by March 2021, said a project contractor on Tuesday, as the country presses ahead with plans to allow crude exports outside the Strain of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

According to Vahid Maleki, the planned roll-out at the end of the current Iranian calendar year for the Jask oil terminal would include a metering system, two 36-inch pipelines, marine manifold and a single point mooring (SPM) facility, Press TV reported.

Iran began work on Jask oil terminal and a 1000-kilometer pipeline system connecting it to the Goureh region in southwestern province of Bushehr in late June.

The $2-billion project will enable Iran to deliver oil for exports outside the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway through which nearly a third of the global seaborne oil trade is accommodated.

More than 4,000 people have been recruited for the construction of massive project which is fully financed by the Iranian government.

Maleki said construction and engineering teams were almost through on 35 percent of the work on the pipeline and the oil export terminal in Jask, adding that the project would go ahead as planned in the upcoming months until it fully comes on line by March.

“Currently, some 150 units of light and heavy machinery are busy working on the executive side and some 900,000 cubic meters of earthworks has been carried out as part of plans for the early rollout of the project,” the contractor was quoted as saying in a report by the Pars Oil & Gas Company, which is in charge of the project.

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