Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) orders worth close to $2.5bn at South Korean shipyards. Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Daewoo (DSME) top managers recently visited Iran in order to talk with Iranian leaders. Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) signed with Tahran officials for offshore vessels, mega-containerships and handysize bulkers. Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) have made an agreement with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) to build 10 handysize products tankers and 6 handysize bulkers and 3 pieces 14,500 TEU containerships at Korean Shipyards. Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) sister company Iranian Offshore Oil Co ordering 5 jack-up rigs worth more than $200m each at Daewoo (DSME) Shipyard. Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) is in talks with medium-size Korean yard SPP Shipbuilding to convert 10 handysize bulker newbuildings into an equal number of medium-range (MR) tankers.