0743 GMT February 20, 2020
Rokneddin Javadi was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony to unveil the first domestically-made solar-center gas turbine.
Javadi said that construction of the turbine shows Iran's high capability in production of upstream equipment.
Turbines are among the most complicated oil industry equipment and therefore producing them shows that Iran is capable of producing other very complicated hardware and machinery, Javadi said.
Meanwhile, Hassan Helali, the managing director of Turbine Machine Manufacturing Company, said that with production of turbine, a significant part of the needs of National Iranian South Oilfield Company and the country's oil industry will be met.