0943 GMT August 22, 2019
Payam Motamed added the first air compressor of the refinery's unit No. 123 has also become operational as the first step towards launching the refinery, Shana reported.
He said this utility unit is crucial for the refinery to receive natural gas as its feedstock.
Motamed said the remaining utility units of the facility including raw water, water cooling, steam, nitrogen and electricity systems and divisions will be set up and become operational by late June.
Motamed also noted that the refinery will begin production by late September.