"Lewa, a worldwide leading manufacturer of industrial equipment, is resuming its activities in Iran in the wake of removed oil and gas sanctions. Speaking to Shana, Joachim Bund, head of Lewa’s sales division, said his company has been serving goods for decades in Iran and installs pumps in projects in all offshore, upstream, petrochemical, downstream businesses in Iran offshore and onshore, even under the sanctions. “Under the sanctions we could not work in the oil and gas part of the business because it was not allowed,” he said, adding, “Now that the sanctions are lifted we are back in the game and in the boat.”" (May 2017)
Is represented in Tehran, Iran by Ecologica/Eco Karandish, Engineering & Procurement.
On its Company Website, LEWA lists two representatives based in Tehran - Tehran Javan Consulting and Ecological/Eco Karandish. (LEWA Website, “Offices of our Affiliates and Representatives”) As indicated on the Tehran Javan Consulting website, the company’s main client appears to by the National Iran Oil Company, a sanctioned state-run entity. (Tehran Javan Consulting Website, “Project Reference”)
LEWA has an extensive U.S. presence. (Lewa Website, "Lewa Worldwide")
“As Iran’s 19th annual International Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Exhibition drew to an end in Tehran last week, it was hailed as a success by both organizers and participants alike. Though none of the European or American oil giants had taken part, there was a tripling of participation by foreign companies from countries such as Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan as well as the Chinese…Some western firms that had not participated for years were thrilled with the reaction they saw during the 4-day long expo. ‘Our experience in this year’s fair was so good that we’ve already decided to come back next year with more staff and a bigger stall,’ Joachim Bund, sales manager of the German company Lewa, which produces industrial pump systems, said…’We’ve been working here in Iran from 20 years ago. However since the sanctions started we’ve had to leave the oil and gas sector completely, and the work in other fields has become the most complicated work we do all over the world,’ said Bund, whose company is still selling equipment for power plants to Iran in spite of all the difficulties caused by the sanctions regime. ‘For every request we get, we have to first check with the German authorities which can take 8 weeks. Maybe one out of a hundred of these requests are approved,’ Bund added. ‘Getting back into Iran’s oil sector after the sanctions are lifted is a number one priority for us, and we feel that something, some big steps are coming, but until it does, its business as usual, and it has never been as hard as it is right now.’" (Time, “Foreign Companies Strike Hopeful Note at Iranian Oil Fair,” 5/15/14)
According to its Company Website, LEWAL attended Iran's 19th annual international Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition. (Lewa Website, "International Exhibitions," 5/6-5/9/14)
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