Open Joint Stock Company “Shipbuilding and Repairing Yard “Balkan”

Open Joint Stock Company “Shipbuilding and Repairing Yard “Balkan” which will be the first step in shipbuilding industry will contribute to the national economy and marine and river transports industry of Turkmenistan. The production characteristics of the plant are designed to process 10,000 tons of steel and through modern technologies that meet international standards and automated systems for the construction of 4-6 ships per year. In addition, the plant has the ability to process 2.000 tons of steel per year for the repair of 20-30 ships. The shipyard is equipped with a system for lifting and transporting vessels with a carrying capacity of 10.000 tons for launching built ships and lifting, transporting repaired ships. Maximum parameters of the vessel for lifting on synchrolift - length 155 m, width 22 m, draft 5.5 m. For mooring of vessels at the berth, from the eastern side the length of the berth is 280 m, from the southern side the length of the berth is 291 m. The average depth at the berth in the water area of ​​the port and shipyard is 9 m, since the shipyard and the port are located in a natural gulf area, large waves are not formed. There are some portal cranes with load capacities 84t, 64t, 42t on shipyard for assembly works.

The basic shipyard technology is based on both the construction of new ships and ship repair works. There is no strict separation between shipbuilding and ship repair. The ship building process includes all ship construction processes, from the acceptance of materials, including pre-treatment operations, to final assembly and launching of the ship.

The total area of the Shipyard is 166.000 m² (16.6 ha).

Our Shareholders

1.    «Turkmendenizderyayollary» Agency - (17%);

2.    Turkmenbashy International Sea Port - (80%);

3.     «The Marine Merchant Fleet» Closed Joint-Stock Company - (2%);

4.    «Transport and Logistics Center of Turkmenistan» Open Joint- Stock Company - (1%).


The “Krasnovodsk Frunze Shipyard” of the Caspian Shipping Company (KASPAR), which was subordinate to the Krasnovodsk Sea Port was founded in November 1941 on the basis of the evacuated “Taganrog Shipyard” and the “Rostov Shipyard “Krasny Mayak”.

The shipyard with a total area of ​​1.78 hectares carried out routine and navigational repairs of non-self-propelled "Reni" type tankers of the "KASPAR"; medium and current repair of tugs of the port fleet - with a capacity of up to 300 hp; medium and current repairs of the fishing fleet type belong to the "Turkmenryba" Trust.

Over time, the “Frunze Krasnovodsk Shipyard”, already needed to update its equipment and technical equipment according to the calculations of the production capacity for 1976.Over the years of independence of Turkmenistan, according to the state policy of the President of Turkmenistan on the creation of a modern marine merchant fleet, the domestic water transport that meets the world level has already been replenished with ultra-modern tankers,   Ro-Pax type ferries, port tugs, high-speed passenger vessels, which led to the need to build a modern shipyard. The shipyard, where it will be possible to continue replenishing the merchant marine fleet with new vessels, servicing and repairing domestic and foreign vessels, developing shipbuilding and ship repair in Turkmenistan at the world level.

Thus, by the end of 2014, a contract was signed with the Turkish company "Gap Inşaat Yatirim ve Diş Ticaret A.Ş." on "Design and construction on a turnkey basis of the Turkmenbashi International Seaport and its complex construction with the improvement of the adjacent territory ", which included the construction of the shipbuilding and ship repair division of the port on the latest technologies and equipment. In May 2018, a new Turkmenbashi International Seaport was opened.

Ship building plans

Negotiations are underway with foreign leading shipyards on the joint construction of various types of vessels such as ferries, dry cargo vessels, container ships, dredgers, supply vessels, oil tankers, etc.

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