Iran Alumina Company produces alumina. The company is based in Jajarm complex. The geological exploration studies performed in Jajarm bauxite mines, located 10 kilometers to the northeast of Jajarm, in North Khorasan Province, indicate that the quantity and quality of Jajarm bauxite is sufficient to justify the construction of an alumina treatment plant.
Listed by the British government in 2010 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, and has had export licenses both granted and denied by that government;
Has involved the Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) and Bank Sepah in tenders;
According to the company’s website, Iran Alumina Company is working on projects with IMIDRO, China Nonferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction Co, Ltd, Iran Aluminum Company, Hamgam Ettesal Fanavaran Company, Saman Energy, Namvaran, Jundao (Henan) New Materials Co.,Ltd..
Iran Alumina Company is using Komatsu equipment;
(Inside Iran’s secret project to produce aluminium powder for missiles – Published on: June 24, 2020 – Reuters) – “According to the documents related to the aluminium powder programme reviewed by Reuters (Producing its own aluminium powder for use in missile propellants would give Iran greater control of the supply chain and quality), the Jajarm facility is run by Iran Alumina Company. IAC is a subsidiary of state-owned mines and metal holding company Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organisation (IMIDRO). IAC and IMIDRO did not reply to requests for comment. IAC’s website says the company operates a bauxite mine and an aluminium production facility at a complex located about 10 kilometers to the northeast of Jajarm. Bauxite is processed into alumina, which is used to produce aluminium metal. Aluminium powder is made from the metal. Aluminium powder is used in products ranging from paints and electronics to solar panels and fireworks. Due to its explosive qualities, aluminium powder is also a key ingredient in solid-fuel propellants used to launch rockets and missiles. When mixed with material containing oxygen, a vast amount of energy is released. IAC held talks with a Chinese company about obtaining equipment. The company identified in the documents is state-backed China Nonferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction Co, Ltd <000758.SZ>, also known as NFC. In the October 2011 letter to the head of the Revolutionary Guards missile programme, IAC’s Ghasemi wrote: “following your instructions, we have reached agreement with Mr. Li Xiaofeng … to provide part of the required machinery and equipment via the Chinese NFC firm” from a German company and a Japanese company. The letter’s subject line was: “atomization aluminum powder.” Li Xiaofeng was NFC’s assistant president and chief law officer, according to a letter Li sent to Ghasemi two months later.”
Iran has exported alumina to Azerbaijan for the first time, Touraj Zare, managing director of Iran Alumina Company, said on 14 November 2017;
Missile Weapon Program
Also Known As:
Iran Alumina Co.
– P.O. B 944115-1135, Northern Korasan, Iran
– No.35 St. 13th Seyed Jamaludin Asadabadi Ave., Tehran, 1433673981, Iran
– PO Box 944115-1135, North Khorasan Province, Jajarm city (factory)
– Khorasan e shomali, Jajarm, Kilometre 7 Turnpike Sankhast, Jajarm, Iran
Person of interests:
Touraj Zare – CEO