75 D.Azady Street, Turkmenbashi
At the shipyard

The OJSC Balkan Shipyard, located on the east coast of the Caspian Sea bordering Turkmenistan, near the Turkmenbashi international seaport, has been doing more efficient work in recent years. Many cargo and passenger vessels are currently being repaired and put into operation at the plant. In connection with the improvement of the material and technical base of the plant, work continued here. For example, the CM RUBY trailer ship owned by CASPIAN MAINPORT LIMITED, which underwent a major overhaul on November 20, 2020, was towed to the plant's lifting unit on November 24, 2020 and resumed on November 15, 2021. lifting of the plant in February, the plant is undergoing repair work. The Atletico-1 Dragon Oil crane underwent a major overhaul in February 2021 and was abandoned on February 10 at the shipyard, and repairs are currently underway. The cargo ship "Turkmenistan" owned by the Merchant Fleet also underwent a major overhaul of the plant on February 5, 2021 and was left on the shipyard, and repairs are currently underway. In addition, Berkarar dry cargo repair work is underway here, and its repair is scheduled to be completed by November 2021.

Due to the increase in the number of maritime and river transport in recent years, the problem of training qualified personnel remains a priority. In view of these needs, it is planned to conduct trainings with specialists of foreign companies in May 2021 to improve the qualifications of the plant workers. The plan for 2023 provides for the construction and repair of new vessels together with the foreign private company Vozrozhdenie.

Greetings to the Arkadag Hero, who creates great opportunities for increasing the throughput of the sea and river roads of our country and further improving the shipbuilding!

Satlykova Mahri

Teacher of the Marine Secondary School of the city of Turkmenbashi.

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