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Haldor Topsoe


Date: 2002 - TBD

Deal: In June 2004, Haldor Topsoe announced in a press release that its collaboration with the Petrochemical Research & Technology Company (NPC-RT) of Iran resulted in a contract with Iran's Zagros Petrochemical Company "to license technology, provide engineering and supply catalyst for a dimethyl ether (DME) plant. The plant which is to be constructed at Bandar Assaluyeh, Iran with a capacity of 800,000 MTPY [million tons per year] of DME, is based on technology and catalyst developed by Haldor Topsoe A/S for dehydration of methanol and made available in Iran by joint scientific and technical collaboration with NPC-RT" (Haldor Topsoe Press Release, June 16, 2004).

Date: March 2007

Deal: An industry publication reported in March 2007 that a series of international companies had won a contract to upgrade the Esfahan oil refinery. The companies included South Korea's Daelim Industrial Corporation, Germany's Uhde and Lurgi, and the Iranian companies Nargan, Namvaran and Chagelesh (Chemical News & Intelligence, March 19, 2007). Haldor Topsoe, along with France's Axens, British firm UOPL and Italy's Technip "will carry out basic engineering for the licensed units" (Chemical News & Intelligence, March 19, 2007).

Date: March 2009

Deal: According to a company press release, "Haldor Topsoe has signed contracts with the Iranian companies Marjan Petrochemical and Kimiaye Pars for supply of technology for two methanol plants" (Haldor Topsoe Press Release, March 13, 2009). The plants will have a capacity of 1.6 million tons per year and utilize natural gas as feedstock. An industry publication reported that "Topsoe's deal involves the licensing of technology, engineering design, catalysts and technical support services" (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network, June 29, 2009). The plants are expected to come online in 2013.

Ties to U.S. Business: Haldor Topsoe has a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Haldor Topsoe, Inc. with offices and production facilities in Houston, Texas, according to the company's website (Haldor Topsoe Website, accessed June 24, 2010).

In 2010, Haldor Topsoe Inc., the company's American subsidiary, received a $25 million contract from the Department of Energy, according to (, accessed June 24, 2010).

Last Updated: July 2014