Iran Alumina Company (IAC)

Also Known As: 

I.A.C.
Iran Alumina Co.

Weapon Program: 

  • Military

Address: 

- 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

Phone: 

(0585)3222088, (021)55416965, (021)55405961, +98 21 88104495, 0585-3222086, 0585-3203059, 0585-3204459, +98-21-805-1400, (0585)3223043, (0584)2244600

Fax: 

98-21-88104493, 0585-3223190, 0571-4448884

E-Mail: 

Info@iranalumina.ir
trd@iranalumina.ir

Entity Web Site: 

www.iranalumina.ir

An Iran-based producer of alumina, or aluminum oxide, which is used in the production of aluminum metal and also in solid fuel rocket propellant and thermal control for space launch vehicles; U.S. sanctions target Iran's aluminum sector because it serves as a source of revenue that that may be used to provide funding and support for proliferation, terrorism, and military expansion; individual entities determined to be operating in this sector may be designated by the United States. 

A subsidiary of the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO); claims to be the only producer of high-purity alumina powder in Iran; allegedly owns Iran's only major bauxite mine; operates an alumina refinery with a capacity of 280,000 metric tons. 

Maintains a central laboratory unit with subdivisions specializing in atomic absorption, aluminum ingots, neutrons, physics, water, X-ray diffusion, and X-ray fluorescence; employs experts in chemistry, geology, metallurgy, and physics. 

Reportedly operates a facility in Jajarm, Iran, on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to produce aluminum powder for use in solid missile propellant; reportedly requested $18 million from the National Development Fund of Iran (NDF) through the IRGC to establish the facility in 2011; has contracted the Iran-based firms CIVIL Co., Middle East Tadbir Gostar Co., and Namvaran Company to assist with the development of an aluminum plant in Jajarm. 

In 2016, reportedly reached an agreement with the China-based firm China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd (NFC) under which NFC would provide 38 million euros' worth of equipment for an aluminum ingot project in Jajarm; in 2011, reportedly sought equipment from NFC and, through NFC, companies in Germany and Japan. 

Established in 2003 or 2004. 

Sanctions

Listed by the British government in 2009 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, but removed in 2017 after the U.K. withdrew its Iran list
 

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

July 8, 2010

Date Last Modified: 

September 28, 2021