Taghi Sanei told reporters on the sidelines of a specialized
event on support for domestic manufacturing, underlined signing of a contract
to develop one of the most widely used catalysts in the aromatic industry with
Iranian knowledge-based companies, adding catalyst manufacturing of CCR units have
been entrusted to domestic companies.
He stated that the catalyst is used in reforming units and
its manufacturing and supply is monopolized by French companies, including
Exxon, and added: "By manufacturing this catalyst, risk reduction and
production stability will be ensured in Noori Petrochemical Plant."
The CEO of Noori Petrochemical Company stated that currently
6 catalysts out of the eight ones used in Noori Petrochemical Plant have been
Sanei further said that a committee has been formed in the company
for identifying strategic items for local supply, and added that so far building
over 3,500 items has been localized in the facility.
Elsewhere in his address, he said that the plant’s output was
expected to reach 4.8 million tons by March 20 which would be regarded as a historic
record in production of aromatic items in the country.