Iran is now self-sufficient in producing separation membranes which are used in the petrochemical industry, IRIB quoted National Iranian Petrochemical Industry’s managing director Abdolhossein Bayat as saying.
Membranes are used in the treatment of different kinds of industrial wastewater, he noted.
Global sanctions against Iran not only did not have any hindering effect on the country’s oil industry, but also have turned the Islamic republic into an exporter of equipment and goods, Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi said in May.
“Despite all threats of the enemies, there is no concern regarding development of the oil industry relying on expertise and knowledge of Iranian scientists,” he said, the IRNA News Agency reported.
Qasemi said that the country is approaching “total self-sufficiency” in the production of equipment required in the country’s oil industry.
Iran plans to become self-sufficient in producing 19 highly used goods which are strategic in the oil industry, the deputy oil minister for technology Mohammad-Reza Moqaddam said in July.
Moqaddam added that technologies for manufacturing the goods should be indigenized by the end of the fifth five-year development plan (2015), the Mehr News Agency reported.
The strategic goods include onshore and offshore drilling rigs, pumps, turbines and precision tools, he noted.
He added that domestic production of 52 petrochemical catalysts will be started in the near future.
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