GAC opens new supply base in TurkmenistanCompany News // April 12, 2013
GAC Turkmenistan has opened its new offshore supply base and logistics support centre in the Port of Turkmenbashi.
The new 11,000 mē 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 mē 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 and 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.