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Kazakhstan's oil fleet was expanded with two new tankers

On July 4 in Galati (Romania) took place a official ceremony of acceptance of two oil tankers "Taraz" and "Liwa", added to the Kazakh maritime fleet. The owner of the new tankers with deadweight of 8000 tons is a joint venture "Caspian Integrated Maritime Solutions Ltd", whose shareholders are the National Maritime Shipping Company "Kazmortransflot" (KMTF) and "Abu Dhabi Ports Group" (UAE). The ceremony was attended by representatives of JSC NC KazMunayGas (KMG), KMTF, Caspian Integrated Maritime Solutions Ltd and Damen Shipyards.

The Director of Oil Transportation and Logistics Department of KMG Marat Ormanov noted in his welcoming speech that with the acquisition of "Taraz" and "Liwa" an important step has been made in the development of the Trans-Caspian route. The purchase of these tankers was carried out within the framework of fulfillment of the instruction of the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on the development of alternative routes for oil export.

It should be reminded that since March 2023, Kazakhstan's oil shipment via Aktau - Baku - Tbilisi - Ceyhan route has started in annual volume of 1.5 million tons.

The Republic of Kazakhstan and the UAE carry oil on a parity basis along the Aktau-Baku sea route. Two tankers will fully cover the obligations of the Kazakh side on transportation of 750 thousand tons of oil per year. The vessels were built at Damen Shipyard Galati of the Dutch concern "Damen". The length of the tankers is 140 meters, width - 16.7 meters, draft - 4.2 meters, speed - 10 knots. They are equipped with advanced control systems, have high technical characteristics and modern equipment, which ensures their reliability and efficiency. The tankers are designed to meet all international security, environmental and safety standards.

KMTF and Damen Shipyards also signed a memorandum of mutual agreement on the construction of new tankers with a deadweight of 12,000 tons and universal ferries for the Caspian Sea.

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