Estonia offers Kazakhstan liquefied natural gas vessels

Business Materials 6 September 2012 18:30 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, Sept. 6 / Trend D.Mukhtarov /

Estonia can offer Kazakhstan ships that are built in Estonia by the Norwegian developers' project, Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said.

"Their difference is that they run on liquefied natural gas instead of diesel fuel, and therefore cause minimal harm to the environment," Ansip said, speaking at the Kazakh-Estonian business forum on Thursday.

He said these vessels are the latest development.

"And if you compare them to the vessels of 30 years ago, in terms of their quality characteristics they are as Mercedes of luxury cars," he added.

Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov said at the forum that in addition to the traditional cooperation in the field of transport, the use of the port of Tallinn, there are other areas in which Estonia has made great progress today.

"This is application of green economy principles, energy saving. We in Kazakhstan are just beginning to move in this direction, and we would love to attract Estonian companies, which have already gained experience in this field," the Kazakh prime minister said.