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Sweden Cooperating with Iran in Manufacturing Carbon Fiber Vessels

Source: Fars News Agency

Iran is manufacturing lightweight carbon fiber vessels under the supervision of Swedish experts, an Iranian industrialist announced on Wednesday.

Managing-Director of Nooh-e Jonoub Ship Manufacturing Company Reza Zand said that Research and Development for manufacturing carbon fiber vessels started two years ago and two vessels are already under construction in the company's site in Iran's Southern port city of Abadan.

He added that one of the vessels is a 19-meter long research vessel and another one is a fishing vessel 14 meters in length.

Fabric made of woven carbon filaments

Zand said production of the fishing vessel will take 3 months, while production of the research vessel will take 5 months.

He added that the manufacturing process of the research vessel is underway under the supervision of the Swedish experts.

In August, Iran inaugurated a plant for producing carbon fiber.

Carbon fiber is a strategic material used in defense systems as well as civilian projects.

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