PRTC concerns developing the
savvy to produce petrochemical products and the items needed for producing them
like catalyst, strategic chemical items, etc., Ali Pajouhan told a ceremony to
officially launch the second phase of Takt Jamshid Petrochemical Plant on Tuesday.
He said the petrochemical
industry of Iran consumed 40 catalyst groups worth about $260 million annually.
“Of these catalysts 16 groups valued at 105 million dollars have been localized
The official further said
that 9 other groups with a value of 110 million dollars would be localized by
The remaining catalyst groups
are not considered strategic and are not widely used in the industry, he said.
Pajouhan pointed to contracts
made in collaboration with HNT Knowledge-based Holding Companies, adding the catalysts
for ammonia synthesis, methanation, low and high temperature water-gas
transfer, methanol synthesis, natural gas dry reforming and ethylene oxide
catalyst are covered in the contracts.