Turkmenistan building modern port in Caspian Sea
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 8
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
Construction of a new international sea port is underway in Turkmenistan’s Turkmenbashi city, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported.
The construction of the port complex, which will include a common loading terminal, a bulk cargo terminal, as well as shipbuilding and ship repair plants, started in 2014, according to the report.
Total area of the new port will be over 1.4 million square meters. It is planned to build motorway with flyovers, and lay railroad tracks at the port complex.
At present, the port complex includes oil loading berths for four vessels with an annual capacity of 4.32 million tons of cargo, a ferry railway station with the possibility of simultaneous mooring of two vessels with an annual capacity of 3.6 million tons of cargo, berths for dry cargo vessels with length of 510 meters, enclosed and open warehouses, port and mobile cranes, container and forklift trucks.
It was previously reported that Turkey’s Gap Insaat company plans to complete construction of the international sea port in the city of Turkmenbashi in December 2017.
Annual capacity of the port will be 17-18 million tons.
Cost of the project is more than $1.5 billion.