Morteza Shahmirzaei stated that petrochemical companies must actively
pursue a strong presence in compatible and neighboring countries.
Speaking on Wednesday, during the thirty-second meeting of
petrochemical CEOs, he stated: "This summit provided an opportunity for
participants to present their perspectives and opinions on various issues in
the petrochemical industry, creating a platform for greater convergence and
collaboration among petrochemical companies."
He continued, "The high motivation and spirit of petrochemical
holding managers demonstrated that this economic event can be a catalyst for
increased interaction and future collaborations in the petrochemical
The CEO of the National Petrochemical Company stressed the need for
petrochemical companies to have an active presence in international conferences
and exhibitions, stating, "Our main goal is marketing, and in this regard,
we should seriously focus on active participation in compatible, allied, and neighboring
Shahmirzaei also referred to the desirable creation of value-added in
the petrochemical industry, stating, "We must quickly move away from crude
oil sales and strive towards completing the value chain with the aim of
producing final products and creating greater value-added in the value-creating
He added that the Petrochemical Research and Technology Company plays
a significant and influential role in meeting the needs of petrochemical
He emphasized that this knowledge-based company has a special position
in the country, collaborating not only with the petrochemical industry but also
with the oil and gas industries by providing technical knowledge and catalysts
to these production units.
The Deputy Minister of Petroleum stated, "The scientific and
specialized capacities of this company are now being offered to all sectors of
the oil industry, and it should be noted that it has achieved a very favorable
performance in the field of catalyst exports."
He further mentioned that several countries are interested in
purchasing Iranian catalysts produced by the Petrochemical Research and
Shahmirzaei emphasized the need to accelerate the localization of
industrial needs with the help of petrochemical companies and capable Iranian
manufacturers, stating, "We hope that within the next five years, we can
become self-sufficient in technical knowledge, catalysts, pioneers, chemical
products, and absorbents using innovative technologies, thus meeting the needs
of the domestic industry."
He highlighted the important role of transferring successful
experiences from industry pioneers and experts to the new generation actively
working in the petrochemical industry, stating, "We must pass on
successful experiences to the younger generation employed in various sectors,
including the Petrochemical Research and Technology Company."
The CEO of the National Petrochemical Company, referring to the fact
that collaboration between scientific and industrial centers leads to the
creation of a specialized and efficient environment, continued,
"Continuous communication with research centers, universities, and
knowledge-based companies should be a priority for petrochemical
Shahmirzaei requested the petrochemical holdings to support
development projects by providing funding, and emphasized the importance of new
investments, stating, "Completing the value chain should be a priority for
holdings and petrochemical companies, with the aim of reducing crude oil sales
and producing final products."