No Worries for Petchem Catalyst Supply in Iran: CEO
TEHRAN (NIPNA) -- The CEO of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) said Iran is not worried about the supply of catalysts now because Iranian researchers have moved towards localization of the items and the risk of stopping production is not due to the lack of catalysts.”
Morteza Shahmirzaei stated that one of the important and valuable strategies of the administration and the Ministry of Petroleum is to localize the needs of the petrochemical industry, stating that the localization of technical savvy and catalysts will lead to the boom in production, economic development and job creation.
Emphasizing on the use of all available capacities of the country in order to implement the localization strategy, he added: “According to the comprehensive catalyst document, there is still a long way to go until the complete localization of the catalysts needed by the petrochemical industry.”
The Deputy Minister of Petroleum for Petrochemical Affairs stated: “Fortunately, the issue of sanctions on Iran's petrochemical industry, especially in the access to technologies sector, has led researchers and experts to acquire many technologies such as the production of catalysts.”
Shahmirzaei clarified: “There is no concern about the supply of catalysts in Iran, because Iranian researchers have moved towards their domestication, and there is no risk of production stoppage due to the lack of catalysts, and Iran has even become an exporter of catalysts.”
The NPC CEO continued: “With the activation of energy diplomacy in the field of the petrochemical industry, many negotiations and discussions were conducted with officials of neighboring countries and other countries in different parts of the world and studies have been conducted on the capacity of different countries.”
He also said: “After several rounds of negotiations and discussions with several countries, including Russia, a list of products and equipment needed by a northern neighbor was provided to us, and their export is underway.”