© 2015 David Vega / JavZ.
Tehran, the capital and largest city of Iran, is a city getting its groove back. For thousands of years—literally, the area has been continuously inhabited since 6,000 B.C.—Tehran has been growing and expanding. While many regimes have come and gone, and the city has undergone many transformations, its people’s culture is one that encourages education, personal fulfillment, and a rich and close family life. With the international community once again beginning to enter and rediscover the city, Tehran is poised to make massive strides forward in the near future.
With the towering, snowcapped Alborz mountains poised to the north, photos of Tehran can be strikingly beautiful. The natural beauty of the place coupled with some architectural gems such as the Azadi Tower and the Golestan Palace makes for plenty for the tourist to photograph and gawk at it in the city. But most who travel to Tehran find the most pleasure in the small details of the city, sampling from some of the many international restaurants or drinking tea in the staple teahouses and cafes. Travelers arrive at the Tehran-Mehrabad International airport and take taxis into the city center, usually stopping over before heading on to Isfahan and Persepolis, the centers of historical, beautifully preserved Persian architecture in the country.
While Iran certainly has plenty to gain from continuing to open up its tourism sector, one industry that will undoubtedly play an important role in the country’s future is energy and petroleum. Year after year, the Oil & Gas sector in Iran has had a direct role in determining the country’s GDP, the government’s annual budget, and the future of public development projects. Proved oil reserves in Iran are the 4th most plentiful in the world, and Iran regularly ranks among the top oil exporters of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). International tensions in recent years have stifled development of this all important sector, but with the easing of sanctions, international cooperation will help Iran to find immense growth.
But as international companies look to get in on the action, it’s the domestic, Iranian companies that will play the biggest role in supporting the oil sector in the coming years. One company that has a profound, positive impact on the industry is Petro Sanaat-e-Jonoob Group, a company based in Tehran that offers diversified and important services to the Oil and Gas industry. © 2015 David Vega / JavZ.
Founded in 2003, Petro Sanaat-e-Jonoob Group has grown to include five distinct departments that offer high quality services to clients. The Engineering Unit works in the design, construction, and installation of sophisticated equipment for the extraction, refinement, and transport of oil and gas. The Operation, Maintenance, and Repairs Unit works in the upkeep and maintenance of all kinds of installations. The Civil and Construction department builds industrial, residential, and commercial buildings among other civil construction activities. The Safety and Instruction Department spreads the group’s expertise through workshops and specialized course creation. And the Department of Repair services works primarily in the area of anti-corrosive treatments such as sandblasting, the application of anti-corrosive treatments, and rehab.
With such high quality services offered in a wide variety of areas, Petro Sanaat-e-Jonoob Group has integrated itself as an essential part of the wider Oil & Gas Secor in Iran. The company is just the kind that would be eligible for a major, international Quality award, which usually precedes great growth and development for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Iran is poised for great things, and it is with high quality exploitation of its natural resources that this will be possible. The Petro Group will play an important role in this process.
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