Iranian firm to build utility vessels for oil platforms

Tasnim – The managing director of Iran’s Arvandan Shipbuilding Company said the company plans to construct utility vessels for oil platforms for the first time.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Hossein Qorbani said the firm is in talks with the Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) about the construction of the utility vessels.

He said the IOOC works on most of Iran’s oil platforms, adding that since about two years ago, the managing director of the company has sought to employ domestic utility vessels for oil platforms instead of hiring them from foreign companies.

Qorbani also said that in the recent talks with the IOOC, the Arvandan Shipbuilding Company has proposed to build some of the utility vessels needed by the IOOC in line with the country’s policy of Resistance Economy.

Back in 2014, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei sent a proclamation to heads of Iran’s branches of power and outlined general policies to boost the country’s economy and lower its vulnerabilities under a grand plan, dubbed “Resistance Economy”.

Iranian experts and technicians in different fields have in recent years made great headway in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the country self-sufficient in diverse spheres.