ISOICO, Dutch IHC to Launch Shipbuilding Cooperation

The ISOICO Director Hamid Rezaian said based on the agreement, the two sides will cooperate in sharing engineering, technological, equipment supply and manufacturing services.

Rezaeian said equipment repair, filling engineering service vacuum, and engine manufacturing will be among other points of cooperation.

He said the Netherlands is a fully maritime country with highly powerful shipbuilding industry, which will upgrade potential of the ISOICO.

Rezaian reiterated that the ISOICO and Dutch IHC would work jointly in exchange and sharing of engineering and technology services and manufacture and procurement of spare parts. “DAMEN and IHC directors also visiting Bandar Abbas along with Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, Melanie Schultz van Haegen-Maas Geesteranus; they are among the largest shipbuilding and repair and maintenance of ships worldwide; a total of 2,000 vessels are their products,” he told the press.

Rezaian added that after implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed by Iran and the G5+1, there had been a surge in the number of European and Asian companies seeking cooperation and participation in Iran’s projects, especially shipbuilding.

“We welcome Dutch companies’ capabilities in shipbuilding, building dredgers and tugs, and the technical know-how of the industry; Iran’s industry has ample opportunities for Dutch companies to work, especially in technology transfer and investments in the industry,” he added.

 Geesteranus visited Bandar Abbas and her entourage, consisting directors of Dutch companies in shipbuilding, which is indeed the prominent industry in The Netherlands, discussed possibilities of cooperation with Iranian related industries, mainly ISOICO, on Wednesday evening.

Dutch entourage arrived in Bandar Abbas on Tuesday and had notable personalities including representatives of BAM, an international contractor company, IHC Offshore Technology Institute, Royal Boskalis Westminster NV, STC Group (Shipping and Transport College Group), Van Oord, a dredging and land reclamation company, and Witteveen+Bos engineering and consultancy group.