Tehran, Iran, June 7
By Mehdi Sepahvand, Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Iran is holding an international maritime exhibition in Tehran from June 6 to 9. Foreign companies have attended the show hoping to find market in the post-sanctions Iran.
There is a lot that can be done in Iran after the removal of the sanctions, Zeljko Bezjak, counselor and head of energy at the Croatian company Adriadiesel told Trend June 7 on the fairground in Tehran.
Bezjak whose company makes vessels of different types and carries out many other maritime activities said that the possibility is high that his company can start doing business with Iran after sanctions are removed.
Iran is currently under economic sanctions allegedly because of a disputed nuclear program. The sanctions are expected to be removed through a comprehensive deal with the group 5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) on June 30.
"There are powerful companies in Iran, great possibilities, and the Iranian market is a good one," Bezjak noted.
"We can offer services in oil spill recovery, offshore drilling, fire fighting, chemical and oil tankers, ship and yacht building, and our specialty making engines for vessels."
Head of the shipbuilding committee of Iranian Association of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Peiman Massoud-Zadeh said May 3 that it would be more economical if big ships were built as joint venture with foreign builders in order to reduce time and cost of shipbuilding projects.
He noted that while there is only one oil spill recovery ship in the Caspian Sea, the company can do much in cooperation with the whole Caspian Sea littoral countries.
Iran is holding a maritime drill on meeting oil spill emergency situations on June 15-16.