Tunisia seeking Iran’s experience in power sector

May 15, 2016

TEHRAN - Tunisian Minister of Energy and Mines Mongi Marzouk met with Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian, in Tehran on Saturday, voicing interest in using Iran’s experience and expertise in energy sector.

In a meeting held in Iran’s Ministry of Energy building in Tehran, Chitchian and his Tunisian counterpart explored the grounds of cooperation between the two countries in energy sector.

Addressing the press after his meeting with Chitchian, the Tunisian minister said, “Since Tunisia's electricity demand is growing, we need to collaborate with Iranian companies to see to this demand”.

Marzouk also noted that considering Iran’s progress in the field of electricity generation, they have scheduled some meetings with Iranian companies to explore the grounds of cooperation.

“The cooperation of Iranian and Tunisian companies in this regard could strengthen the economic relations between the two countries “he added.

Marzouq also mentioned Iran’s plans regarding renewable energies and said, “In Tunisia’s outlook for 2030, 30 percent of electricity generation is seen to be from renewable energies like wind and we have been investigating ways of cooperation in this field, too.”

“Considering Iran’s experience and expertise in this regard and knowing that Iranian wind farms meet all the global standards, we hope to use Iranian companies’ experiences in this area”, he added.

‘Iranian companies ready to renovate Tunisian power plants’

Chitchian, for his part, said that Iranian companies are ready to cooperate with Tunisian counterparts in various fields including renovation of power plants, generating electricity from renewable resources and via combined-cycle power plants and also providing them with technical and engineering services.

He went on saying, “This is the first time that the Tunisian energy minister visits Iran, we have explored various spheres for cooperation and during this visit a number of meetings have been scheduled for the minister to negotiate further cooperation with Iranian companies.”



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