Tehran (IP)- The CEO of Noori Petrochemical Plant, referring to an agreement with Iranian knowledge-based companies to indigenized the catalyst of "CCR" units, announced the setting of a new record in the production of aromatic items by his company.

Iran Press/Iran News:  According to the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), Taqi Sanei told reporters on the sidelines of a specialized event on support for domestic manufacturing, underlined signing of a contract to develop one of the most widely used catalysts in the aromatic industry with Iranian knowledge-based companies, adding catalyst manufacturing of CCR units have been entrusted to domestic companies, Shana reported.

He stated that the catalyst is used in reforming units. Its manufacturing and supply are monopolized by French companies, including Exxon, and added: "By manufacturing this catalyst, risk reduction and production stability will be ensured in Noori Petrochemical Plant."

The CEO of Noori Petrochemical Company stated that currently, 6 catalysts out of the eight ones used in Noori Petrochemical Plant had been indigenized.

Sanei further said that a committee had been formed in the company to identify strategic items for local supply and added that building over 3,500 items has been indigenized in the facility so far.

Elsewhere in his address, he said that the plant’s output was expected to reach 4.8 million tons by March 20, which would be regarded as a historical record in the country's production of aromatic items.

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