Iran Centrifuge Technology Company

Risk Level:
99% May harm your business future; Persons or entities that engage in transactions with this entity will be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action;

Working with this entity means supporting Iranian Regime, Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

TESA plays a crucial role in Iran’s uranium enrichment nuclear program through the production of centrifuges used in facilities belonging to the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). Treasury sanctioned TESA on November 21, 2011 pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382, which provides the authority to impose sanctions on proliferators of weapons of mass destruction;

Manufactures uranium enrichment centrifuge parts; operates an assembly complex at Natanz; involved in the production of IR-1 and IR-2M centrifuges;

According to the European Union, “has taken over the activities of Farayand Technique” and “carries out work for Kalaye Electric Company”; reportedly identified by the British government in April 2015 to the U.N. Panel of Experts as part of an active Iranian nuclear procurement network;

Reportedly replaced Pars Tarash and Farayand Technique after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had placed seals on both companies; reportedly took over the activities of Iran Cutting Tools Manufacturing (TABA) from Equipment Supplier for Nuclear Industries Corporation (ESNICO);

Chairman reportedly is Jafar Mohammadi, an expert in centrifuge manufacturing; managing director is Farhad Bujar; Amjad Sazegar reportedly is a former director;

Iranian firm Bakhtar Raad Sepahan, in coordination with its Belgium-based office, facilitated deals for the purchase of hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of Chinese-origin aluminum products and their shipment from China to Iran on behalf of TESA. The aluminum goods are required for use in Iranian centrifuges, which are manufactured by TESA, and includes some items controlled by the NSG;

Afsaneh Karimi-Adegani is an employee of Baktaar Raad Sepahan with a background specializing in aspects associated with nuclear engineering. Karimi engaged China-based aluminum suppliers in order to fulfill procurement contracts with TESA. Karimi coordinated with Bakhtar Raad Sepahan’s Belgium-based office, TAWU Mechanical Engineering and Trading Company (TAWU BVBA), and TAWU BVBA’s managing director to procure the aluminum goods;

TAWU BVBA is Bakhtaar Raad Sepahan’s Belgium-based office. In coordination with Bakhtar Raad Sepahan, TAWU BVBA brokered deals for the aluminum goods required for use in Iranian centrifuges. Sohayl Talebi is the managing director of TAWU BVBA, with an extensive background in metallurgical engineering. He coordinated with Karimi to procure aluminum goods on behalf of TESA;

Talebi established China-based Sanming Sino-Euro Import and Export Co., Ltd to facilitate the acquisition of, and payments for, Chinese-origin aluminum goods. Talebi used Sanming Sino-Euro to arrange shipments of aluminum goods to Iran;

China-based Henan Jiayuan Aluminum Industry Company, Limited contracted to sell aluminum goods worth more than half a million dollars, including NSG-controlled items, to TAWU BVBA for use by TESA, and coordinated the shipment of the aluminum goods from China to Iran with TAWU BVBA and Bakhtar Raad Sepahan;

Mohammad Fakhrzadeh, a commercial director for TESA, has coordinated the purchase of various Chinese-origin aluminum goods that are associated with Iranian centrifuge components;

Also Known As:
Sherkate Technology Centrifuge Iran
Iran Centrifuge Technology Co.
Iran’s Centrifuge Technology Company

Involved In:
Nuclear Weapon Program


-Yousef Abad District, No. 1, 37th Street, Tehran, Iran
-Khalij-e Fars Boulevard, Kilometre 10 of Atomic Energy Road, Rowshan Shahr, Third Moshtaq Street, Esfahan, Iran
-156 Golestan Street, Saradr-e Jangal, Tehran, Iran

Person of interests:
Jafar Mohammadi;
Farhad Bujar;
Amjad Sazegar;
Morteza Behzad

Reason for the color:
» Affiliates/Partners of TESA added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on July 18, 2019 pursuant to Executive Order 13382 for having provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological, or other support for, or goods or services in support of TESA;
» Added on Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the UK;
» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on November 21, 2011, freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems;
Manufactures uranium enrichment centrifuge parts; operates an assembly complex at Natanz; involved in the production of IR-1 and IR-2M centrifuges;

» Listed by the European Union on July 26, 2010 as an entity linked to Iran’s proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran’s development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and prevent funds or economic resources from being made available to it;

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