Our Kazakhstan operations are performed through Caspian Mainport Aktau LLP, our local Kazakhstan company, or through Caspian Mainport Ltd, Kazakhstan Branch which is fully registered in Kazakhstan as a local branch. The principal group office is in the city of Aktau in Mangystau Province in the Zvezda Aktau Business Centre.
Offshore operations in the Kazak sector of the Caspian Sea combine climatic extremes, shallow waters, environmental sensitivity and the highest demands of government and customers as they explore and develop major oilfields with high pressures and significant associated gas. CMI has a highly qualified team in the country with full national involvement in the business.
CMI Offshore Ltd has been operating vessels in the Caspian Sea sector of Kazakhstan since 2006.
Kazakhstan is one of the developing energy giants with massive oilfields both onshore and offshore in the Caspian region and with export routes to both China in the East and to Russia and Europe in the West.
In 2018 we were awarded a contract for the consuction, delivery and operation of an air-cushion barge in the North Caspian Sea which is our main local focus of operation, and at the same time it became clear that the North Caspian market for shallow-draft tugs had diminished and accordingly these vessels have now been demobilised from the Caspian.