Speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony to offer the first certificate of oil industry goods and equipment, Zangeneh told reporters on Tuesday that issuance of equipment quality certification is an important step for the development of national technology and support for domestic manufacturing in accordance with international standards.
"Today the first certificate of quality of goods and equipment of the oil industry was awarded to Iran Quality Certification Foundation. This will be an important step to develop domestic technology and support for domestic manufacturing in accordance with international standards," he added.
The Iranian oil minister said that the issuance of quality certificates for equipment and goods will open the way for the use of Iranian equipment, adding, "Iranian companies had many problems to obtain equipment quality certificates after the sanctions were imposed."
In a relevant development in late June, Zangeneh announced that the country's petrochemical income will considerably increase during the coming months.
"Petrochemical revenues will reach $25 billion by next year due to the implementation of the second leap of oil and petrochemical projects," Zangeneh addressing a ceremony held via videoconference to inaugurate three important oil projects.
He reiterated that Iran's national petrochemical income had been one billion dollar over the past two decades.
The projects include normal hexane production unit of Imam Khomeini Refinery (Shazand)-the first refinery company which started work from the early years of the 1979 Islamic Revolution-in central Iran, Goureh-Jask crude oil pipeline which increases the transport capacity to one million barrels a day on southern Iran and Miandoab petrochemical complex, which will bring 140,000 tons of growth in petrochemical products, on northwest of Iran.
He further noted that 17 petrochemical projects are planned to be inaugurated up to the end of the current Iranian year (will end on March 20, 2021).
"The projects will leap production as Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has stressed the importance of doing so after naming the new Iranian year as 'Surge in Production'," Zangeneh said.