This project provides financing to JSC Circle Maritime Invest, for the acquisition of two new build tugs for use in the Caspian Sea.
The new tug boats will be built at a shipyard in the Netherlands, and will be chartered by Tengizchevroil LLP, a major oil producer in Kazakhstan or its primary contractors.
Circle Maritime Invest (CMI) is a joint stock company incorporated in Kazakhstan. CMI owns and operates a fleet of marine vessels employed in the Caspian Sea which provide maritime logistic upport and services, including to offshore oil developers in the region, however, CMI or its vessels re not directly involved in the exploration, extraction or transportation of oil or gas. CMI is an existing client of EBRD through the previous project signed in 2011.
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