Catalyst Production Project Launched in Western Province
TEHRAN- In a ceremony on Saturday, Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari launched the project for the construction of a catalyst production unit in a polymer production complex in western Kermanshah province, IRNA reported.
To be constructed in Kermanshah Polymer Company, the mentioned unit will start production of BZN2 catalyst in the next Iranian calendar year (March 2021-March 2022), Ali Rostam-Abadi, the managing director of the company, announced on the sidelines of the ceremony, and said the unit is projected to have an annual production capacity of 50 tons of catalyst.
Addressing the ceremony, Sattari underlined that Iran’s petrochemical industry is experiencing a growing trend.
Cooperating with capable domestic knowledge-based companies and startups is one of the very fruitful steps that the oil ministry has taken in its efforts to reach complete independence from the foreign resources for meeting its equipment needs.
PRTC’s Managing Director Ali Pajouhan has announced that the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), in collaboration with domestic companies, is planning to indigenize the knowledge for producing nine major catalysts used in the petrochemical industries within the next two years.
“Currently, the knowledge for producing 16 of the mentioned 40 types has been indigenized which would save the country $105 million every year.” Ali Pajouhan said, adding that “We plan to produce over $100m worth of petrochemical catalysts annually, by the end of the Iranian calendar year of 1400 (March 20, 2022).”