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May 2017, No. 83


Persian Gulf Mining and
M
etal Industries Special Economic Zone
 

The Persian Gulf Mining and Metal Industries Special Economic Zone is located 13 km off Shahid Rajaei Highway, west of Bandar Abbas port.

This area was founded on January 14, 1998 upon the approval of the cabinet ministers under the name of Mines and Metals Special Zone and on March 7, 2005 was renamed the Persian Gulf Mining and Metal Industries Special Zone; later by the addition of the term ‘economic’ in the beginning of 1388 (March 2009 – March 2010) it was changed into the Persian Gulf Mining and Metal Industries Special Economic Zone.

This area with an approximate span of 5000 hectares has been divided into four sites in geographical terms, namely south, center, north and development. Out of this area 2000 hectares are operational wherein investment companies are implementing or operating the scheduled projects. As for the other 3000 hectares infrastructures are being prepared. The area is connected to the Pouladi mountains of the 8th gas refinery, the Persian Gulf star and Hormuz in the north, to the mineral and oil substances loading and reloading jetties, the international waters and the Persian Gulf in the south, to Shahid Rajaei port in the west and to the 1200 megawatt power plant of TAVANIR, the city of Bandar Abbas and the railroad in the east, thus offering a distinctive situation.

Providing the conditions for the attraction of domestic and foreign investors and guiding them towards construction of industrial and mineral units of energy consuming industries and processing of minerals as well as growth of economic development, increased job opportunities, enhancing and developing modern production technologies, management skills, improving the output quality and increasing exports capabilities with the aim of competing in the world markets are among the projected goals of the company.

Activities of the company started with the operation of the southern site and construction of administrative buildings, fencing the central site, construction of road network and facilities, building of the five-star Persian Gulf Hotel, the desalination plants, the overpass bridges to Shahid Rajaei port and the railway station axis. The activities continued with the merger of the company with Navard Bandar Abbas (Barco) Company, launch of the unloading and reloading jetties for mineral and oil substances and operation of the customs department. Presently, with regard to the establishment of big industries such as steel and aluminum in this area, it has been turned into a pole for steel, aluminum, anode, and loading and unloading mineral, oil and energy substances.

Establishment of over 29 investor companies and making over $9 billion investment is an indication to the growth of the above-mentioned industries which depicts the regional talent and capability.

In general, there are appropriate grounds for investment in this region for the following reasons:

  • Proximity to target markets

  • Access to international waters, the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, North-South Corridor, the Central Asia, the Caucasus

  • Proximity to the largest trade port of the country (Shahid Rajaei)

  • Availability of nationwide railroad terminals

  • Easy access to the mines of the country

  • Existence of rich iron ore mines near the province

  • Proximity to Bandar Abbas international airport

  • Proximity to the 1200 MW Bandar Abbas power plant

  • Proximity to oil refineries

  • Passage of the nationwide gas pipeline known as The Peace Pipeline through this region

  • Receiving government’s approval for transfer of gas to the region

  • Possessing marine terminals for mineral substances with a capacity of 6 million tons (to increase to 12 million tons) and for oil products with a capacity of 15 million tons

  • (In a near future) implementation of a comprehensive port plan in the region by adding 8 new jetties and increasing unloading and reloading capacity up to 70 million tons

  • Increasing and stabilizing the span of the site to 5000 hectares including 2000 hectares of southern, northern and central sites and 3000 hectares of the development site

  • Proximity to Shahid Rajaei Highway

  • The 5-star Persian Gulf Hotel

  • Proximity to land, sea, air and rail routes with an aim of obtaining easy access to export of products

  • Desalination plants

  • Establishment of exclusive customs office equipped with ASYCUDA system

  • Aggregation of steel and aluminum factories, power plants, and marine infrastructures

Main Missions

1. Providing conditions for the attraction of domestic and foreign investors and guiding them towards construction of industrial and mineral and energy consuming petrochemical (non-oil) units in order to support domestic products and promote exports.

2. Implementing construction of engineering design and infrastructural projects such as development of the infrastructures of jetties, power plants and water, electricity and gas networks, telecommunication, communication, rail, road, and marine lines. 

Duties

1. Support for economic activities

2. Establishing international business communication, mobility in regional economy and producing and processing goods

3. Transfer of technology

4. Non-oil exports

5. Creating productive employment

6. Re-export, transit and transshipment of cargo

In the meantime, the Persian Gulf Special Zone, based on the duties defined by the lawmakers, has taken measures to outline its objectives within the framework of the short-term five-year and long-term 10-year plans, the short-term plans of which were realized through the guidance and attraction of investors. 

Long-Term Goals

  • Turning the special zone into a pole for production of steel demands of the country with a capacity of 10 million tons per year

  • Turning the special zone into a pole for aluminum production with a capacity of 1.2 million tons per year

  • Turning the special zone into a pole for unloading and reloading bulk mineral, oil and container substances with a capacity of 70 million tons per year

  • Turning the special zone into a technology, information and communication pole

  • Turning the special zone into an energy pole with a capacity of 6000 megawatts electricity and 700000 cubic meters of water

  • Turning the special zone into a pole for domestic and foreign investment for the attraction of $20 billion

  • Turning the special zone into a pole for the export of energy consuming industries with an annual capacity of $6 billion per year

  • Turning the special zone into a green industry area in order to reduce wastes of the established industries by developing 500 hectares of green space

  • Creating direct job opportunities for more than 30 thousand people

Infrastructures of the Special Zone Include:

Import-export infrastructures

  • Exclusively equipped jetty for unloading and reloading of minerals with a capacity of 6 million tons

  • Operation of the structure for development of the minerals unloading and reloading jetty from 6 million tons to 12 million tons and beginning of installation of facilities

  • Oil products importation jetty with a capacity of 15 million tons

  • 40-hectare depot for minerals equipped with loading and unloading devices

  • Two car-dumpers with an unloading capacity of 6 million tons

  • Taking advantage of train loading facilities

Power supply infrastructures

  • Construction of Geno electrical substation with a capacity of 600 megawatts and 30 km of electricity transmission line

  • Construction of 230/400 kilovolt Shahid Lashkari electrical substation with a capacity of 1000 megawatts

  • Launching the construction operations of Ghadir Oxin power plant with a capacity of 235 megawatts

  • Plan for Nama power plant with a capacity of 500 megawatts

  • Plan for Zargan Energy Saba power plant with a capacity of 972 megawatts

Water supply infrastructures

  •  Hormuzgan Steel desalination plant with a capacity of 30000 cubic meters per day

  •  Noure Vizheh desalination plant with a capacity of 4000 cubic meters per day

  •  Regional desalination plant with a capacity of 1800 cubic meters per day

  •  Launching construction operations of Kaveh Jonoob Steel desalination plant with a capacity of 30000 cubic meters per day in the first phase

  •  Transferable projects for the construction of desalination plant with a capacity of 100 thousand cubic meters per day

Gas supply infrastructures

  • 22-inch network from Sarkhoon to Bandar Abbas power plant along Zoghal Road in the southeast front of the northern zone

  • 8-inch Sarkhoon network (on the surface) along Zoghal Road and the railway up to the western front of the northern zone for transfer of gas condensates

  • 12-inch network of Govarzin Qeshm to Bandar Abbas power plant from the western side of the northern zone and diagonal crossing of Bandar Abbas Road

Communication infrastructures

  • Providing more than 40 km of bridges, roads and lighting of the passageways within the area

  • Having exclusive rail facility with two communication lines inside the area

  • Connection of the special zone from the east with the nationwide Bafq-Bandar Abbas railway

  • Availability of railway station close to the special zone

  • Branching of Bandar Abbas-Shahid Rajaei Port railway through the nationwide Bafq-Bandar Abbas railway for transportation of goods

  • Availability of 20 km road to Bandar Abbas international airport and Shahid Bahonar jetty (for passenger shipment to Qeshm)

  • Availability of 5 km road to Shahid Rajaei jetty (for commercial communication of packed commodities in future)

  • Implementation of a project for 76-meter Bandar Abbas-Bandar Lengeh Highway by widening the existing road

Persian Gulf Mining and Metal Industries Special Economic Zone 

Address: km 13 of Shahid Rajaei Highway, Bandar Abbas

Tel: (076) 33592201-10

Fax: (076) 33592211

Website: www.pgsez.ir

E-mail: info@pgsez.org

 

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