Iran, Netherlands ink deal on shipbuilding
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 27
By Fatih Karimov – Trend
Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex Co.(ISOICO) and Netherlands’ Royal IHC signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in shipbuilding industry.
The deal was signed on the sidelines of a Melanie Schultz van Haegen, minister of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands visit to Iranian southern port of Bandar Abbas, IRNA news agency reported Oct. 27.
The deal envisages cooperation in engineering, technology transfer and equipments’ supply, Hamid Rezaeian, managing director of the ISOICO, said.
He further said that Iran’s shipbuilding industry enjoys good capacities for investment of the Dutch companies.
Grounds are prepared for mutual cooperation in the fields of technology and know-how transfer as well as manufacturing various equipments in shipbuilding industry.
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 to the hinterland during Schultz van Haegen’s visit to Tehran.
The agreements regarding collaboration at government level will open the door to Dutch companies aiming to bring in orders from Iranian clients relating to water issues and port development.
The Dutch trade delegation, headed by Minister Schultz, includes BAM International, Damen Shipyards, Port of Rotterdam, Royal Boskalis Westminster, Royal IHC, STCGroep, Van Oord en Witteveen + Bos, Adverio Waste systems, Amstelland, Berson UV, Dutch Water Authorities, Interact Smart Solutions, RMX Tech and the Netherlands Water Partnership, and will be in Iran until Oct. 29.