TOPAZ Explores Investment in Azerbaijan

Monday, May 01, 2006
A Topaz delegation consisting of Board Directors and Senior Management were in Azerbaijan in the Caspian region to hold discussions with State Oil Company Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). The aim of the meeting was to explore areas of mutual interest and opportunities for investment in the Caspian region. To support the growing offshore oil & gas market Topaz plans significant investments in the building of new offshore support vessels in the Caspian region in the next few years, providing support services to the offshore upstream energy sector. In total Topaz will spend $100m over the next two years expanding its fleet. Currently it operates 70 vessels including offshore supply ships, work barges and ice-breakers. It plans to add a further 25 vessels to bolster the existing fleet and to replace ships earmarked for retirement. (Source: AME Info)

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