According to a report by Nipna, Shahmirzai emphasized NPC's
focus on procuring goods and equipment domestically, stating that about $10
billion has been spent on acquiring equipment and supplies for petrochemical
projects, of which over 80%—approximately $8 billion—was provided by local
firms. Notably, a portion of this procurement marked the first instances of
sourcing goods that were previously obtained from abroad during the thirteenth
Highlighting the national drive for self-sufficiency,
Shahmirzai mentioned that nearly 15 types of equipment and apparatus used in
the petrochemical industry were domesticated by research-based companies during
the thirteenth government term. Presently, a maximum of 90% and a minimum of
40% of petrochemical projects utilize domestically manufactured goods and
The Deputy Minister of Petroleum praised the commendable
capabilities of domestic companies in producing fixed equipment, affirming
their valuable contributions. He noted that many Iranian manufacturers are
currently providing services to neighboring countries and Southeast Asian
nations, with nine Iranian producers being prominent exporters in global
markets for major equipment.
Shahmirzai outlined the government's strategies in the
petrochemical sector, emphasizing the National Petrochemical Company's pivotal
role in completing the value chain, supporting research-based initiatives,
fostering local production, and indigenizing catalysts.
He stressed the government's strategic direction in
maximizing the utilization of installed capacities in the petrochemical industry
through local expertise and domestic manufacturing endeavors.