Iran to receive 11th supertanker

August 19, 2008

TEHRAN – South Korea will soon deliver the 11th supertanker ordered by Iran.

The giant ship is named “Danesh” with 318,000 tons of capacity worth $128m and equipped with state of the art technology.
Seifollah Jashnsaz the managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company heading a delegation traveled to South Korea on Sunday to officially sign the receiving contract.
The Iranian official is to hold talks with Korean deputy energy minister on boosting bilateral ties, SHANA reported.
Iran has ordered a total of 17 oil tankers from South Korea. Some 10 tankers have been delivered so far and one is going to join the country’s fleet soon, three others will be delivered by late December.
The National Iranian Tanker Company has planned to increase its transportation capacity to 11.2 million tons from the current 7.5 million tons by the end of the Fourth Socio-Economic Development Plan (2010).
The company carries over 80 million tons of oil products to various destinations of the world annually.