BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 20
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Iran is implementing plans to build 87 ships worth 60 trillion rials (about $1.43 billion) in the shipping industry, the deputy of engineering and infrastructure development at Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Mohammad Reza Allahyar said, Trend reports citing the PMO’s website.
The deputy stressed that contracts were signed between the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization and local companies on the building of 32 ships during the first six months of the current Iranian year (March 21 through September 22, 2021).
Allahyar added that thus, 5 guide ships, 12 coast control vessels, and 15 Rigid inflatable boats (RIB) will be built.
“In addition, tenders have already been prepared for the building of 17 ships in Iran. Tenders will be held for the building of 5 guide ships, 5 medium-sized firefighting vessels, and 7 large firefighting vessels,” he said.
According to Allahyar, by 2023, 2 trailer ships with 6,000 horsepower, 4 trailer ships with 4,400 horsepower, 4 trailer ships with 1,800 horsepower, 2 PSC ships, 2 search and rescue vessels, 1 technical ship, 1 Mother Sar ship will be launched.
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