Iran Opens 1st Specialized Nuclear Industry Innovation Center – from FARS

TEHRAN (FNA)- The First Specialized Nuclear Industry Innovation Center was inaugurated in Tehran on Monday in the presence of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Chief Ali Akbar Salehi and Vice-President for Science and Technology Sourena Sattari.


The First Specialized Nuclear Industry Innovation Center was launched with the aim of commercializing the research achievements of the country’s nuclear scientists.

The establishment of this Center is the first step in forming the innovation ecosystem in the nuclear industry and supporting the process of innovation development in this industry.

The nuclear industry of the country will benefit from developing peaceful applications of nuclear technology in medicine, agriculture, industry, etc.

In a relevant development in late May, Salehi said his country continues uranium enrichment at 5%, 20% and 60% levels of purity.

“The %5, 20% and 60% enrichments still continue and the quantity of our stored %20 enriched uranium is now over 90 kilograms,” Salehi said, adding that the 90-kilogram uranium was achieved in four months.

“The quantity of Iran’s 60% enriched uranium is over 2.5 kilograms and our stored 5% uranium weighs more than five tons,” he noted.

In relevant remarks in late April, a senior Iranian lawmaker lauded the country’s scientists for their capability to enrich uranium to the purity level of 60%, stressing that it showed the enemies’ failure to stop Iran’s scientific progress.

“60% uranium enrichment showed that the sabotage and terrorist acts of the Zionists and the arrogant powers cannot harm the scientific power of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Mousavi Ahmadi told FNA on Saturday April 24.

“60% enrichment showed that we are able to do whatever we determine and our enemies should be assured that enrichment of uranium to higher levels is accessible to us as easy as the 60% enrichment,” he added.

Mousavi Ahmadi said that the Western countries should accept that they are facing a powerful Iran.

Iran Opens Major Energy Port on Persian Gulf – Posted by INTERNATIONALIST 360° August 2, 2021


TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Oil Ministry brought online a major port on the coasts of the Persian Gulf to expedite exports of petroleum products from the South Pars giant energy hub.

The Siraf Exports and Service Port was inaugurated upon an order by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

The port, located in the southwestern province of Bushehr, has two wharfs which will be dedicated to exports of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and sulfur. The products will be directly supplied from nearby refineries that run on natural gas pumped from the South Pars, the world’s largest gas reserve which is shared between Iran and Qatar in the Persian Gulf.

Pipelines linking five South Pars refineries to Siraf would allow exports of 5,000 cubic meters per hour of cold LPG from the port which is one of the deepest in the region.

Construction of the port began in 2014 by Khatam Headquarters, a major engineering energy company.

More than $350 million has been spent on the port, and the project will create 200 permanent jobs in the region.

As the port came on line, the end of development works at Phase 14 of South Pars with the rollout of few remaining installations was also announced.

Iran has spent $2.4 billion to fully develop Phase 14 over the past 11 years. That means that the country has built out all 28 phases of the giant gas field except for one where works stalled in 2018 because of pressure on foreign contractors.

In relevant remarks on Sunday, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh said that production from Phase 11, which is now being developed by a domestic contractor, will begin before March 2022.