Head of Iranian Mineral Processing Research Center(IMPRC) announced that IMPRC is ready to transfer technical know-how of rare earth elements to other countries.
Gholamreza Taheri noted modern technical equipment and knowledge of IMPRC and said that IMPRC is among top 5 centers in mineral processing research. By having competent workforce and modern equipment, IMPRC has activities in all sectors of mineral processing such as iron ore, copper, education of foreign experts etc.
We are studying some projects in rare earth elements processing research with neighbor countries, he added.
Head of IMPRC continued that this center entered international communications and is trying to update its technology and international knowledge. Last year as a result of a MoU signed by IMPRC and Mintek of South Africa as one of the top countries in mineral processing research, Iran faced with large number of research projects in Africa and Latin America.
In addition to defined joint projects by IMPRC and Mintek, all contracted projects of Mintek in Asia and Persian Gulf will be conducted jointly in IMPRC. Also, IMPRC negotiated with 3 other companies including MSA group, Fraser Alexander, Maelgwyn Mineral Services for development of cooperation in mineral processing, he expressed.
Currently, Mines and Geology Minister of Conakry Guinea visited IMPRC and stressed expansion of technical cooperation in mine sector between two countries.
The dullness in the Iranian market continued for this week as well, market sentiments have remained marginally down with limited trades being witnessed this week. Imposition of sanctions from US on Iran is dampening the market sentiments.
Iran exported 4.89 million tons of steel ingots in the year to March 2019, of which 67 percent were sent to target markets in the form of billets and blooms, according to figures by the Iranian Steel Producers Association (ISPA).
Iran produced 276,575 tons of aluminum in the year to March 2019, according to figures by Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).
Iran produced a total of 62.23 MnT of crude steel during the first three months of 2019, up 7.1% compared with the corresponding period of 2018, the latest report released by the World Steel Association shows.
As per the data released by IMIDRO, major Iranian steelmakers exported around 5.54 MnT of steel during last Iranian year (21 Mar 18-20 Mar’19). Export decreased by around 25% Y-o-Y. Standalone during the twelfth month export was noted to be around 457,585 MT, registered a downfall of 44% Y-o-Y.
Iran’s steel products and crude steel production in the first ten-month of the current Iranian year (March21,2018- Jan20,2019), registering a 7% and 13% growth respectively YOY.