GAC Open Caspian Sea Port Supply Base

Press Release
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

GAC Turkmenistan has opened its new Offshore Supply Base & Logistics Support Centre in the Port of Turkmenbashi.

The new 11,000 square metre base is designed to further enhance the speed and safety of GAC's marine and logistics services for the offshore sector operating in the Caspian Sea, and will provide employment and training opportunities for the country's people.

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently, with President and Deputy Minister of State Maritime and River Lines Aman Gurdov, GAC Group President Bengt Ekstrand and GAC Turkmenistan Base Manager Oraz Kurbanmuradov doing the honours.

Built on a plot of 11,000 square metres of land within the port leased from the Ministry of Turkmen Maritime and River Lines, the base has a water front and access to the main road. Facilities include clear water access, cargo lay down and storage areas, multifunctional warehouse facilities and an energy centre supplying backup power and heat facilities. It adds to GAC's well-established presence in the region, where it operates a fleet of nearly 30 offshore vessels and provides professional shipping, marine and logistics services, with particular emphasis on the oil & gas industry.

The base has been developed in partnership with the Turkmenistan Government. GAC is responsible for all development costs and the entire
infrastructure, as built, will revert to the people of Turkmenistan upon expiry of the long-term lease.

Gerry Rowlands, General Manager of GAC Turkmenistan, says: "We are dedicated to providing quality services to the Caspian offshore industry
and to further expanding the business to offer GAC's full range of logistics and shipping services in the region."
 

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