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Signing of Investment Memorandum for Construction and Operation of Ship Construction and Repair Center in Anzali Port Complex

Signing of Investment Memorandum for Construction and Operation of Ship Construction and Repair Center in Anzali Port Complex
The Director General of the Ports and Maritime Authority of Guilan province, regarding the signing of an investment memorandum for the construction and operation of a ship construction and repair center in the Anzali Port Complex, said: “The investment in this sector will be about 1,400 billion Tomans.”

According to the Public Relations of the Ports and Maritime Authority of Guilan province, at noon on Saturday, February 2nd, Dr. Hamidreza Abaie stated on the sidelines of the signing of this memorandum: “This memorandum was signed by the parties to establish a shipbuilding and repair center. Construction and repair of ships such as cargo, service and passenger vessels in accordance with the conditions of the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea is one of the advantages of this center.”

Stating that according to this memorandum, Tide Water Company will present its plans and feasibility study report for the implementation and operation of this shipyard in Anzali Port within three months, He expressed his hope: “With an investment of about 1,400 billion tomans in this sector, the capacities of this port will be realized and we will see an increase in shipbuilding capacity in the Caspian Sea and a huge job creation for Bandar Anzali city and Guilan province.”

Emphasizing that by using sustainable capacity, job creation and earning income, we seek to stabilize our position in the province and the Caspian Sea, Director General of Ports and Maritime Authority of Guilan Province stated: “With the launch of this shipyard, 250 skilled engineers will be directly employed. Also, by using the capacities created in the port, indirect employment will be created for a thousand people.”

Abaie added: “the justification plan, construction period, operation, contract duration and investment amount should be seen in this memorandum to lead to the contract within the next three months.”

Noting that the Ports and Maritime Authority of Guilan province seeks to provide suitable conditions for the construction of large commercial vessels, he added: "We have considered large commercial vessels suitable for shipping in the Caspian Sea, which cannot be built in any of the shipyards in the country and we need to move towards building passenger, service and pleasure vessels that complement the tourist marina.”

Abaie said that one of the main issues on the agenda of Ports and Maritime Authority of Guilan Province, which is being seriously pursued, is the use of the capacity of Guilan Province to achieve sustainable development.”

The Director General of Ports and Maritime Authority of Guilan Province, emphasizing the role and increasing activities of the Ports and Maritime Authority of Guilan Province in the Caspian Sea in the commercial shipping sector, said: " According to the studies, it was necessary for ships with higher capacity to move in the Caspian Sea, and in order to reduce the imposed costs and make the activities in the Caspian Sea economical, there was a need to build large ships in the Caspian Sea.”

Abaie added: “about five hectares of land in Anzali Port Complex will be handed over to Tide Water Company, which can be increased to 10 hectares to be a base for building ships with higher tonnage.”

It is worth mentioning, Hamidreza Abaie; Director General of the Ports and Maritime Authority of Guilan province and Davood Turkman; the CEO of Tidewater Company signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction and operation of a ship construction and repair center this afternoon.

This center has been designed to repair the ships such as cargo, service and passenger vessels in accordance with the conditions of the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea. The purpose of creating, completing and developing commercial port and offshore buildings, facilities and repair shops, as well as related tools and equipment, is to create the necessary conditions for employment and support domestic work and services and meet the needs of the Caspian region for shipbuilding and repair center.

It is worth mentioning that this ceremony was held in the presence of the representative of the people of Anzali in the Islamic Consultative Assembly, Director General of the Ports and Maritime Authority of Guilan province, the CEO of Tide Water Company and also the CEO of the Caspian Shipping Company.

Mar 6, 2021 12:19
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