During a visit to a catalyst production unit under the aegis
of the Petrochemical Research and Technology Company, Morteza Shahmirzai, the NPC
CEO, underscored the industry's reliance on Iran's high-level expertise and
indigenous resources for its development.
Shahmirzai, addressing the challenges in producing
value-added products, highlighted the National Petrochemical Company's
commitment to collaborating with domestic entities in achieving technological
self-sufficiency and concentrating on the localization of industrial catalysts.
"The petrochemical industry in the thirteenth
government, guided by the Supreme Leader's directives to avoid raw product
exports, is steering towards higher value addition through final product
manufacturing," Shahmirzai stated, reaffirming Iran's strategic approach.
Expressing satisfaction with the production of five types of
catalysts for various polymer units, Shahmirzai attributed Iran's success in
these technologies, essential for completing the petrochemical value chain, to
the sanctions that urged local innovation and development.
"We proudly witness some domestic catalyst producers
reaching a level where Iran's petrochemical industry relies on high-grade
Iranian expertise instead of imports from foreign companies, ensuring quality
and indigenous knowledge," Shahmirzai proudly declared.
The visit, captured in a visual report, showcased the
operational tour by the Deputy Minister of Petroleum and the CEO of the
National Petrochemical Company at a production unit in Khorramabad, Lorestan