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Iran opens world's third-largest float glass plant

The 75ha factory is capable of producing 19mm-thick float glass

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated the Middle East's biggest float glass factory in the Central province of Yazd on Saturday, reports Fars News Agency.

The 75ha factory, located in Yazd province's Ardakan city, is the world's third-largest float glass production complex, and is capable of producing float glass with a thickness of 19mm.

The complex also has the world's fourth-biggest glass production furnace. The complex produces float glass, reflex mirror glass, double-glazed glass and safety glass.

The factory has the capacity of producing 900t of different types of glass a day. It is the biggest project implemented by the private sector in Yazd province. The construction period lasted 35 months and created 1,600-2,000 jobs.

President Ahmadinejad also inaugurated the 484MW Shirkouh combined cycle power plant in Yazd province.

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