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Iran, Netherlands sign co-op deal on shipbuilding

12 November 2017 11:59 (UTC+04:00)
Iran, Netherlands sign co-op deal on shipbuilding

By Trend

Iran’s Arvandan Shipbuilding Company and Netherlands’ Damen Shipyards signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in shipbuilding industry.‎

The deal envisages cooperation in manufacturing advanced offshore vessels in Iran, the Iranian company said.

The cooperation will include technology and know-how transfer to Iran and domestic capacities will be used in shipbuilding.

Arvandan Shipbuilding yard, is specialized in building vessels up to 2,500 dwt(deadweight tonnage), including crew boats, passenger ships, pilot boats, barges and multi-purpose cargo vessels. The company is also now looking to build a series of offshore support vessels.

Last year, Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex Co.(ISOICO) signed a similar agreement with Netherlands’ Royal IHC, for cooperation in engineering, technology transfer and equipments’ supply.

Netherlands is going to intensify collaboration with Iran in the fields of water management, port development and maritime logistics.

The two countries have already signed agreements regarding collaboration in the fields of port development, maritime logistics, offshore issues, shipbuilding and transport.

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