Russia ready to support Turkmenistan in building ships for Caspian Sea
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Feb. 14
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Russia is ready to support Turkmenistan in building ships for the Caspian Sea, Governor of Russia’s St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov said at a meeting in Ashgabat with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Trend reports referring to the administration of the governor of St. Petersburg.
In particular, it was mentioned that enterprises in St. Petersburg are ready to take part in construction of the International North-South Transport Corridor and a complex of mud protection facilities in Ashgabat, to support the construction of ships for the Caspian basin and to share experience in the modernization of thermal power plants.
The sides also noted readiness to participate in the modernization of Turkmengaz and Turkmennebit (Turkmen oil) state concerns, as well as the Turkmenbashi Complex of Oil Refineries.
The Balkan shipyard in Turkmenbashi city near the Caspian Sea is the basis for the development of domestic shipbuilding. It is planned to build ships of various classes and types in the future. Among them, there are the RO-RO ferries for transportation of vehicles (cars, trucks, trailers and wagons).
The shipyard holds a total area of 166,000 square meters. Its construction project was implemented by the Turkish Gap Insaat company in 2018.
With the commissioning of an additional international sea port in Turkmenbashi in May 2018, optimal opportunities emerged for sending goods that enter the port along the Silk Road route from the countries of Asia and the Pacific, and further to European countries through the ports of Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran.
The annual throughput capacity of the port is 17-18 million tons. Together with the previously operating port, this figure reaches 25-26 million tons.