The Balkan Shipbuilding and Repairing yard has repaired about 20 vessels since its commissioning. The yard has the full capacity to repair and maintain 20-30 ships by processing 2,000 tons of steel structure per year.
Two main tasks of the enterprise are ship repair and their construction. The yard’s manufacturing capacity is designed to build 4-6 ships by processing 10,000 tons of steel structure per year, thanks to modern technological equipment and automation systems in line with international standards. The Balkan plant has the capacity to build various vessels, oil tankers, offshore platforms, trailers and boats.
Turkmenbashi International Seaport’s shipyard has repaired the vessels owned by the Marine Merchant Fleet CJSC including Makhtumkuli, Aladzha, Bitarap, Bagtyyar vessels, the port’s own Lachin ship and the Soltan vessel owned by the GAC Marine company last year.
The shipyard completely repaired the Serdar, Gayrat, Kenar vessels of the Marine Merchant Fleet CJSC, Aydak and Ekerem vessels of the Turkmenbashi International Seaport, and GAC Marine’s Djanna this year.
Among the ships repaired at the plant there are land vessels, oil tankers, trailers and support vessels, tankers transporting petrochemical products, ferries, and auxiliary vessels. Over the course of this year, the shipyard expects the completions of a number of ships’ repair works.
Currently, the plant plans the construction of catamarans. The shipyard also plans to build dry cargo ships that will be used to export local products, railway ferries that will save time during loading and unloading operations, and rescue ships designed to eliminate accidents.
The plant workers play a special role in the dynamic pace of work at the enterprise. Local specialists carry out all the work at the plant. To improve their qualifications, the specialists of the Balkan Shipbuilding and Repairing Yard underwent training at the Svarka Stroytek Certification Center in Moscow, Russian Federation.
The Balkan Shipbuilding and Repairing yard, which is conducting work at a fast pace, plans to build new large vessels on the Turkmen coast of the Caspian Sea and use them in transportation of goods between neighboring countries.