Secondary economic industry

April 15, 2021

Ashkan Sajadi
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The special economic zone of Shiraz

The Special Economic Zone of Shiraz or SEEZ is located in the southeast of the city on the Shiraz-Fasa road, located 4 kilometers into the detour of the combined cycle power plant.

The special economic zone of Shiraz is under the control of the Center for Free and Special Economic Affairs and under the direct supervision of the Presidency.

SEEZ is perfect for investment if you intend to use affordable production facilities like: expert labor forces, a great variety of raw materials, a perfect location for export to the Middle East by air crafts and vessels, tax indicates and special custom offers.

This area is divided into 5 zones: The first zone, with an area of 130 hectares, the second zone, 170 hectares, the third zone, 290 hectares, the fourth zone, 180 hectares, and the fifth zone which is 230 hectares.All Zone I and II infrastructures including water, electricity, gas, telephone, optical fiber, street lighting, landscaping, asphalt, green areas, bascule, customs office building, an area of 17 hectares (21,000 square meters of sheltered storage) and 12,000 square meters of open-air container storage, wall-hangings, firefighters and entrance doors are in place. The infrastructure of the third and fourth zones is underway.

Also, the proximity to Shiraz, the International Airport of the city and the railway line has led to the precedence of these regions of the country over the rest. Formation of police departments in the area has led to the security of the region. In the executive map of the region, recreation centers - Sports, cultural centers, exhibitions, parks and green spaces, hospitals, hotels, terminals, banks, gas stations, restaurants and residential buildings are anticipated.

Potential Benefits:

The special economic zone is close to Shiraz International Airport and has easy access to all provincial, Gulf and European centers, which accelerates export and import transportations.

The ring way of southern Shiraz and the transit road of Shiraz to two major commercial ports (Bandar Abbas and Bushehr port), also proximity to the cities of Isfahan and Kerman. The anticipated railway lines in Shiraz, Isfahan, Golgohar and Bushehr

Close proximity to the urban community and the big industrial towns of Shiraz, which given the favorable climate, is a suitable place for keeping goods and continuous activities in four seasons of the year.

Actual Benefits:

Existing benefits include the possibility of entering goods without paying customs duties, commercialization and transit, and re-issuing of goods, without limitation and bureaucracy, as well as providing free advice and support for the acquisition of high added value for import of goods into the country.

All of the infrastructure is ready: water, electricity, gas, telephone, sewage network, drainage network, lighting network, green areas, security services, and firefighting services.

Shiraz special economic zone has allowed the unloading, loading, maintenance and protection of goods in public places. Thus, merchants who have been suspended for customs reasons for their goods, can send their sedimentary goods to the area without being forced to return it.

Use of storage facilities and benefits such as the need to enforce certain regulations.

Available facilities for the release of goods and the provision of services and ease of discharging by the customs of the region in sensitive market situations can be considered one of the greatest benefits, and bring about a fair profit for businessmen.

In this regard, the special economic zone places 500 to 1000 square meters of space from the public storage of the region under the control of investors who intend to operate in the special region but have not yet been able to provide land and facilities for the deployment of equipment.

Import of goods from abroad or free trade zones or industrial area-would be carried out with minimal customs formalities. Good internal transit cases would be performed in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Log entry of merchandise subject to investment article will be done without any customs formalities.

Goods imported from outside or industrial areas or other commercial zones can be exported without any formalities of the country.

Management of the region is allowed to assign the region to qualified natural or legal persons after classification and valuation.

Owners of goods imported to the region can send all or part of their goods for temporary entry into the country after doing customs clearance regulations.

If the processing of imported goods is to an extent that changes the tariff of the goods, the rate commercial benefit of the goods would be calculated equal the commercial benefit of raw materials and spare parts of the country.

Importers of goods are allowed to hand over to others part or all of their products against warehouse receipt to be issued by the district administration. In this case, the breakdown warehouse receipt holder would be the owner of the goods.

The management of each district is authorized to issue certificate of origin for goods per applicant out of the area with the approval of the customs.

All the goods imported to the region for the required production or services are exempted from the general import-export laws. Imports of goods to other parts of the country will be subordinated to export and import regulations.

Shiraz Refinery

Shiraz Oil Refining Company is located 22 km outside the city, on the outskirts of Zarqan. The designed capacity of this refinery is 40,000 barrels per day, equivalent to 2 million tons per year. According to the design of the crude oil supply, a 10-inch pipeline, 230 kilometers long, is supplied from the wells of the Gachsaran area to the refinery. The design and construction of this refinery began in 1970 and was completed in 1973, the same year it began operating.

The units of this refinery include: Distillation unit in atmosphere, distillation unit in vacuum, concentration unit, naphtha purification and catalytic conversion (gasoline), kerosene purification unit with hydrogen, Hydrocracker unit (isomax), hydrogenation unit, liquid gas production and purification unit, light and kerosene naphtha sweetening and desulfurization units, sulfur recovery, Gas treatment with amine, desulfurization of sour water, industrial waste water treatment unit, industrial water, electricity and steam generating units as well as relevant reservoirs.

Major refinery products include liquid gas, ordinary gasoline, jet fuel, jet oil, solvents, kerosene, petroleum gas (petroleum), petroleum fuels, vacuum sulphate, isorecycle, isophide, bitumen and sulfur.

After completing multiple tests in the laboratory equipped with this company and completion of assurance of compliance with the specifications, the manufactured products will be delivered to the market subsequent to verification of compliance with the standard specification of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Production Company.

During the period of this industrial unit, with the efforts of the staff and experts, a lot of changes were made to increase capacity, improve the quality and upgrade process, resulting in an increase in refinery capacity to 60,000 barrels per day (equivalent to 50% more than design capacity) as well as producing a variety of new products tailored to the needs of the country.

Currently, the company's feed, in addition to the Gachsaran pipeline, is supplied by the 10-inch pipeline, 110 km from Sarvestan oil reserves and the 8-inch pipeline, 227 km from the condensate Aghar and Dalan.

With the production of petroleum products in accordance with world standards and the use of the latest technology and technical achievements of the world, the company has been able to modify operations, improve product quality, save energy and reduce and eliminate harmful and harmful materials.

In addition, during the last few years, Shiraz Oil Refining Company has been successful in implementing management systems and obtaining world-class certificates in the fields of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001 and IMS.

Shiraz Industrial Town

The industrial town of Shiraz, located east of the city, is the largest and most important industrial center in Fars province. With an approximate area of 1,400 hectares (959 hectares of operational section and 611 hectares of industrial section), it is one of the largest and most important industrial estates in the country.

Food Industry: Zarrin Ghazal Industrial Group, one of the largest ice cream producers in Iran, is located in this town. Industrial units such as Ariasam, Arjhan, Parsirang, Damdaran, B. A, Sadak meat products, Pepsi and Sabzineh Tak are among the other major active units in the food industry in the big industrial town of Shiraz.

Chemical Industry: Industrial units such as Padideh Foam, Shiraz Panels, Tak Ista, Javaneh Poosh Parseh, Jahan Shimi Bespar, Shiraz Nylon, Tabarestan Plastic, Fars Pet and Green Tube A.S are major active units in the chemical industry in the industrial town of Shiraz.

Cellulose Industries: Industrial units such as the first choice, Zulanavi carpet, Aboughadare Industrial Group, Decoran, Mana Pak, Eftekhari Industrialists of Shiraz, Mehrari Handicrafts and Katkar Industrial Group are among the most important active units in cellulosic industries in this industrial town.

Metal Industries: Industrial units such as Fateh Kimia Industries, Foolad Payeh, Fanavaran Shayan Tarh, Adak Industries, Energy Makers, Pars Columns, Fars Investigation Jihad, Derekab, Shelter Steel, Pidak, Sobhan Foolad Baft, Reza Industrial Complex, Nik Rooy Pooshesh, Parsiaan Secure Exhaust and Ariya Jam Steel are major active units in the steel industry.


*Easy use of industrial land with water and electricity, streets, documents and separate sections.

*Cash payments and installments and exploitation rights.

*No need for inquiries from government departments and agencies

*Creation of reliable value added and installed facilities due to being in the industrial area approved by the Cabinet of Ministers and other government departments and agencies

*Possibility of using the common services of industrial units

*Possibility of using products, skilled personnel and experience of industrial units within the industrial town

*The possibility of using tax exemptions

*Forgiveness of part of the cost of exploitation of the facility for units that are to be exploited earlier, i.e. less than two and a half years old (in accordance with the company's rules and regulations)

*No need to obtain a building permit from the municipality and pay the fees for issuing building permits

Fars Science and Technology Park

Fars Science and Technology Park (FSTP), authorized by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, officially started its operation in 2002 to make appropriate infrastructures for technology development. FSTP encompasses three incubator centers and a multi-tenant building for entrepreneur companies (graduated companies from incubators) in 20 hectares of land, located North-West of Shiraz city, together with eight affiliated centers in numerous cities of Fars province. FSTP provides an appropriate environment for professional presence of small and medium-sized technical companies, and their research and development offices run by innovators. The most important goal of FSTP is to constructively and effectively connect companies, universities, research centers and major industries which are actively engaged in innovative technologies. FSTP also tries to create job opportunities for university graduates and researchers, and to produce internship opportunities. Fars Science and Technology Park is a subset of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, and is managed by governmental financial supports.


Science and Technology Park is an organization managed by professional experts whose main goal is to increase wealth in the community through developing innovation perception, and increasing competitiveness among present companies in parks and knowledge and science-based institutes.

Goals of Science and Technology Parks:

*Increasing wealth in the country through knowledge-based economy

*Commercialization of university research results and connecting research, production, and service sections

*Increasing competitiveness and growth among knowledge-based companies

*Attracting technical knowledge and national and international capitals

*Encouraging international collaboration of technology-based companies

*Supporting small and medium-sized technology-based enterprises

*Supporting innovative research institutes and companies

*Developing international cooperation to benefit from global experiences

*Efficient presence in global technology markets

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