The National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company has signed contracts with knowledge-based firms in the fields of robotics and smart equipment in Tehran on Thursday, the director of the state-run company said.
“Devising smart systems for fuel production and distribution in the key oil sector tops NIORDC’s priority list,” Jalil Salari was also quoted as saying by the Oil Ministry’s news service.
Elaborating on the agreement, he noted that the deal is signed with five local startups, namely Takin Microsystem Company, Ideh Kavan Sanat Pardis Company, Yazd Hamgaman Yavar Company, Pergas Mabdaa Parto Company, and the Sharif University of Technology.
“As per the contract, the startups are obliged not only to develop smart equipment to be used in gas and CNG stations but also to produce ultra-efficient light sources and robotic firefighting vehicles,” he said.
Source: Financial Times