Energy Cooperation With Slovenia to Expand

Energy Cooperation With Slovenia to ExpandEnergy Cooperation With Slovenia to Expand

A Slovenia oil and gas company has opened its office in Iran for the first time, deputy oil minister for international affairs said on Monday.

“Slovenia seeks to import petrochemical products from Iran,” Amirhossein Zamaninia was quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.

In a meeting between Zamaninia and Slovenia’s Economy Minister Zdravko Pocivalsek, the two sides discussed promotion of cooperation to transfer state-of-the-art technology to Iran.

Stressing that Slovenia is set to provide Iran with oil and gas pipe-laying technology, Zamaninia said the National Iranian Oil Company is enthusiastic about improving its specialized knowhow in engineering and technical services with the help of Slovenia.

“Slovenia is a traditional customer of Iran’s petrochemical products. The industrialized state is eager to boost its import from Iran. Needless to say, it basically is an exporter of oil and gas equipment,” he said.

  Energy MoU

In a separate meeting with Pocivalsek, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said the key to Slovenian companies’ success in Iran would be close cooperation with Iranian enterprises.

Pointing to the memorandum of understanding signed by the two sides in the energy sector, Chitchian said, “Iran’s electricity industry ranks 14th in the world and first in the Middle East in terms of electricity generation with an installed power generation capacity of 74,000 megawatts. This will increase by 50,000 MW in 10 years and prepare the grounds for electricity trade.”

The country is the largest exporter of electricity in the Middle East and exports more than 10 billion kilowatt/hours of electricity to Pakistan, Turkey, Iraq and Afghanistan.