Iran’s National Gas Company plans to manufacture 25,000 refinery parts domestically

Business Materials 11 August 2012 16:10 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.11 / Trend F.Milad /

Plans are underway to indigenize the technology of some 25,000 pieces of equipment, which are used in natural gas refineries, an official with the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) stated.

Mehdi Jamshidi-Dana added that some 20 percent of spare parts, which are currently used in gas refineries, are domestically-made, the Shana news agency reported.

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 said on Friday.

Mohammad-Reza Moqaddam said that technologies for manufacturing the 19 oil 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.

Global sanctions against Iran not only have not 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.