ISOICO, Dutch IHC to share shipbuilding technology

BANDAR ABBAS, Oct. 27 (MNA) – Iran Ship Building and Offshore Industries Complex Co. (ISOICO) and Dutch shipbuilders have signed agreement to cooperate in sharing engineering and technology services.

Mrs. Melanie Schultz van Haegen-Maas Geesteranus, Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment visited Bandar Abbas and her entourage of directors of shipbuilding companies, indeed a prominent industry in The Netherlands, discussed possibilities of cooperation with Iranian related industries, mainly ISOICO, on Wednesday evening.

ISOICO Director Hamid Rezaian, who was in the meeting, told reporters that his fellow company and Dutch IHC would work jointly in exchange and sharing of engineering and technology services and manufacture and procurement of spare parts; “DAMEN and IHC directors also visiting Bandar Abbas along the minister; they are among the largest shipbuilding and repair and maintenance of ships worldwide; a total of 2,000 vessels are their products,” he told the press.

Rezaian added that after implementation of nuclear deal with world powers, JCPOA, there had been a surge in the number of European and Asian companies seeking cooperation and participation in Iran’s projects, especially shipbuilding.

“We welcome Dutch companies’ capabilities in shipbuilding, building dredgers and tugs, and the technical know-how of the industry; Iran’s industry has ample opportunities for Dutch companies to work, especially in technology transfer and investments in the industry,” he added.

Dutch entourage arrived in Bandar Abbas on Tuesday and had notable personalities including representatives of BAM, an international contractor company, IHC Offshore Technology Institute, Royal Boskalis Westminster NV, STC Group (Shipping and Transport College Group), Van Oord, a dredging and land reclamation company, and Witteveen+Bos engineering and consultancy group.

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