Managing director of the Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company Abolqasem Rahmani said on Sunday that negotiations are underway with international companies, especially European companies on the energy projects.
Gas or oil rigs such as Foruzan rig, weighing 7,000 tons, used to be built in South Korea but the Islamic Republic of Iran is now capable to do it on its own.
He said that five rigs of different South Pars phases have been completed and are loaded as C19 rig, that was already carried to the sea, is now ready to be put into operation.
He added that A19 rig was loaded last week and SP Phase 21 platform was loaded on Saturday. It is going to be fixed and installed in seven days.
Once five rigs are installed in South Pars this year, more than 100 million cubic meters of gas will be added to the national gas extraction capacity, according to the official.
Meanwhile, he said that about eight million man/hour work was done on South Pars phase 19 and about seven million man/hour work on platforms 20 and 21.