Iran’s largest dry dock comes on stream
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.24
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: The largest dry dock in Iran, which is used for repairing and painting ships, came on stream in the southern province of Hormozgan.
Dry dock is a structure able to contain a ship and to be drained or lifted so as to leave the ship free of water with all parts of the hull accessible for repairs, painting, etc.
The dry dock can accommodate 300,000 ton tankers up to 470 meters long, 80 meters wide and 14.5 meters high, Iran's IRIB reported on November 24.
The first phase of the project cost $220 million.
The second phase will come on stream by the next 10 months at a cost of $40 million.
Iran is already able to repair ships of up to 80,000 dwt (dead weight tons).
USD free market exchange rate is currently about 32,000 rials in Iran.