Iran Capable of Overhauling Various Kinds of Ships
- August, 02, 2014 - 18:16
- Economy news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian experts are able to completely overhaul various kinds of ships, including ocean-going vessels, the managing director of Iran Ship Building and Offshore Industries Complex Co. (ISOICO) said on Saturday.
By repairing vessels inside Iran, the country can reduce its expenses in this area by 30 percent, Hamid Rezaeian stated.
From the beginning of the current Iranian year, which started on March 21, 2014, 44 vessels have been overhauled by ISOICO experts in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, he said.
Five of the 44 ships are ocean-going vessels and the other ones are containerships, tankers, fishing vessels and dredgers, he added.
In early May, Iran’s second home-made ocean-going cargo ship built by ISOICO, named 'Iran Shahr-E-Kord', was successfully tested in the waters off the city of Bandar Abbas.
With a length of 187 meters and a width of 30 meters, the ship has the capacity to carry 2,200 containers.
ISOICO has also produced Iran's first ocean-going ship named "Iran-Arak". It was launched in 2009. It weighs over 7000 tons and is able to carry over 30,000 tons of cargo or 2,200 TEU.