Consortium to transport Tengiz modules via Caspian Sea Energy
Consortium to transport Tengiz modules via Caspian Sea
A consortium led by Blue Water Shipping has won another contract with TCO in Kazakhstan to provide transport and logistics services in the Caspian Sea.
Blue Water and partner Kazmortransflot (KMTF) will be responsible for transporting 75 modules and cargo weighing up to 1,600 tons on the Caspian Sea from Kuryk to the port of Prorva close to the Tengiz oil field onshore in Kazakhstan.
While Blue Water is in charge of transportation and project management, KMTF will supply and operate three specially designed module carrying vessels (MCVs).
The new vessels, which will be built by Vard in Romania, will be 113 m (371 ft) long and 21 m (69 ft) wide and will be owned and operated by KMTF, with Topaz Energy and Marine providing technical management.
Tengizchevroil LLP is a Kazakhstani partnership exploring, developing, producing and marketing crude oil, LPG, dry gas and sulfur. Partners are: Chevron Overseas Co., 50%; KazMunayGas NC JSC, 20%; ExxonMobil Kazakhstan Ventures, 25%; and LUKARCO, 5%.