Import of pipeline stuff easier in post-sanctions: IOPTC

SHANA – The Iranian Oil Pipeline & Telecommunications Company (IOPTC) says ever since implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), import of the items and equipment needed for construction of pipelines in the country has been dramatically facilitated.

Abolghasem Zamani, director of items supply at IOPTC, said since JCPOA implementation back in January 2016 the company has been able to import many of the items it requires for construction of pipelines and telecommunication facilities in oil industry of Iran.

He said the company has ordered 141 items in the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 21 of which 74 ones were produced by domestic suppliers, 51 others were imported and 16 others concerned manufacturing or repairing by domestic companies.

“For the time being, IOPTC has no turbines send overseas for repairing and has all of its orders fulfilled by domestic manufacturers,” he noted, adding the company’s policies to rely on domestic parties have so far saved the country 13 billion dollars since March 2016.

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