Today, Topsoe – a global technology, catalyst and services vendor to the petrochemical and refining industry – officially opened its offices in Tehran at a ceremony. With the new office, Topsoe will reinforce its already strong ties with Iranian petrochemical and refining companies. (Haldor Topose Website, 9/5/2016)
“Denmark’s Haldor Topsoe, a world leader in catalysis and surface science, has resumed petrochemical collaboration with Iran, project manager of Lavan Industry Development Company said on Monday. ‘Bilateral cooperation between the two companies halted in 2014 due to limitations caused by sanctions, but Haldor Topsoe has recently extended the contract on participation in the Iranian company’s projects until 2018,’ Mohammad Baqer Faridi was also quoted as saying by IRNA... ‘The Danish company was active in transferring technology to Iran’s petrochemical companies,’ he added. Noting that Lavan Industry Development Company plans to set up a petrochemical complex in the second phase of South Pars Gas Field in Asalouyeh, Faridi said the complex aims to produce 3,000 tons of methanol and 1,000 tons of ammonia per day once it is completed. Earlier in February, Topsoe said in a press release that it will open an office in Tehran as it has reached an agreement with an Iranian firm to establish a petrochemical plant in the country's south. Topsoe told Financial Tribune that it signed a contract with Iran's Sharq Eastern Petrochemical Complex for licenses, engineering, proprietary equipment, materials and catalysts to establish a methanol plant in the southern port city of Chabahar.” (Financial Tribune, “Danish Topsoe Resumes Petrochem Cooperation,” 5/31/2016)
In December 2015, “Per K. Bakkerud, Haldor Topsoe’s executive committee member and group vice president, told a senior panel meeting of the 12th Iran Petrochemical Forum (IPF2015) that the company is seeking to ‘a long-term presence in Iran immediately after the removal of sanctions.’” (Petro Energy Information Network, “Haldor Topsoe Seeking Long-term Presence in Post-Sanctions Iran,” 12/13/2015).
Firm/country: Haldor Topsoe/Denmark
Firm activity: Licensor of a hydrotreater for refinery in Esfahan;
Status: Completed in 2009;
Commercial activity: Not reported;
Firm comment: Confirmed activity. Noted expected completion of activity is 2013 to 2014.
"Haldor Topsoe has signed contracts with the Iranian companies Marjan Petrochemical and Kimiaye Pars for supply of technology for two large methanol plants – both with involvement from National Petrochemical Company. The plant is expected to go on-stream in 2013." (Company Website - Press Release, /13/2009)
"Petrochemical Research & Technology Company (NPC-RT) of Iran and Haldor Topsoe A/S of Denmark have been, under a collaboration agreement signed two years ago, engaged in a joint effort to demonstrate new technologies for the petrochemical industry. It is with a great pleasure to announce that this collaboration has now resulted in a contract with Zagros Petrochemical Company to license technology, provide engineering and supply catalyst for a dimethyl ether (DME) plant. The plant which is to be constructed at Bandar Assaluyeh, Iran with a capacity of 800,000 MTPY of DME, is based on technology and catalyst developed by Haldor Topsoe A/S for dehydration of methanol and made available in Iran by joint scientific and technical collaboration with NPC-RT." (Company Website - Press Release, 2004)