Iran Centrifuge Technology Company

Also Known As: 

TSA
TESA
Sherkate Technology Centrifuge Iran
Iran Centrifuge Technology Co.
Iran's Centrifuge Technology Company

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Address: 

-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 

 

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.

Sanctions

Added on November 21, 2011 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), 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 and their delivery systems; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions; also subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign financial institutions facilitating transactions for the entity may be prohibited from opening or maintaining correspondent or payable-through accounts in the United States.

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, EU member states must freeze assets owned or controlled by the entity, directly or indirectly, and prevent assets from being made available to it.

Sanctioned by the governments of Australia, Canada, South Korea, Norway, and Switzerland, restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries.

Listed by the Japanese government in 2019 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to nuclear weapons.

Listed by the British government in 2013 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: 

September 1, 2011

Date Last Modified: 

September 28, 2021