Syrian oil delegation visits two major industries in Iran

Jul 11, 2004 02:00 AM

A high-ranking Syrian economic-industrial delegation inspected two major industrial units, Azarab and Mashinsazi Arak in the provincial capital city of Arak, Iran. During its one-day visit to Arak, the Syrian delegation, which comprised of deputy oil minister, managing directors of Syrian Oil and Hamas Refinery as well as the engineering consultant of Banias Refinery, expansion of mutual technical-economic ties were discussed, and special focus was given to industrial exchanges with Arak's heavy industries.
Syrian oil minister lauded Iran's technical know-how and economic infrastructures and said that consolidating Irano-Syrian industrial and technical relations would further make their economies thrive. Turning to the positive political momentum for reinforcing bilateral economic ties, he said that proper use of the opportunities will lead to the expansion of the production, industrial and technological sectors and development of political ties.

For his part, deputy managing director of Syria's Hamas Refinery announced his country's interest in bolstering cooperation with Azarab and Mashinsazi Arak as well as exchange of oil and gas technologies.
"Syria is also prepared to cooperate with Iran in the technical and industrial fields, transfer of gas, production of gas turbines, generators, boilers and other refinery equipment," he added. According to an agreement signed recently between the Syrian Oil Ministry and Arak Azarab Industrial Co., the two partners jointly started producing a 150-ton thermal boiler for Hamas Refinery.
The boiler project worth $ 15.5 mm aims to produce a boiler with a thermal capacity of 540 degrees Celsius and a 40-MW output and is being manufactured at Azarab in Arak.

Another contract was signed earlier between the two partners on repair of thermal boilers as well as production of converters and boilers for the Syrian Banias Refinery. For his part, managing director of Azarab Industrial Co., Qasem Nezamabadi briefed members of the Syrian delegation on Azarab's activities and history.
"Some 50 thermal boilers with various capacities, 19 hydraulic turbines, 30 compound-cycle boilers and a great number of equipment used in sugar, cement and hydroelectric power stations have so far been produced by Azarab," he concluded.

Source: IRNA
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