Logistically, the marine industry in Kazakhstan was never developed by the Soviet Union to a very deep extent, so Kazakhstan had to catch up over the last 20 years. Currently, there are around 300 marine vessels registered in Kazakhstan, which is an impressive number.
We are going international; the company has reached a point where we feel we can go beyond Kazakhstan’s borders and build on the knowledge we currently have through our personnel and our customers.
The next phase will be established in targeting new markets, clients, and projects in Caspian area in addition to servicing our core project Kashagan Field. Just like all the other contractors and sub-contractors, we are eager to begin work on phase two of Kashagan.
GURVIR S. KHERA
Currently, we are mainly dealing with material supplies to companies involved in the extractive industries. We supply a wide spectrum of products that mining and oil and gas companies need on a day-to-day basis.
I believe that there will be an increased demand for transportation. China, Russia, and Europe, as well as the domestic market would all benefit from more investment in the upgrading of this vital transport link.
Kazakhstan is among the most well-reformed countries, with credit ratings also up compared to last year. This is an achievement for the regulators and policy makers. Not many countries in the region have managed to up their ratings.
Since 2010, the Kazakhstani government and oil companies are more conscious in comparison to previous years. It is important to launch a powerful service to tackle oil spills. Before drilling and exploration projects start, oil spill response precautions have to be taken.
We believe that local knowledge is the most important thing to be successful in Kazakhstan to further develop and improve preparedness. On the other hand, as a Kazakhstani company, MEKE Kazakhstan would like to share its global expertise with local staff, suppliers, and sub-contractors.
MEKE is continuing its activities as the leader in marine environment protection and cleaning sector with the motto “Let’s leave clean seas to our children.” We also pass on the knowledge and skills we have learned in real emergency situations to our customers.
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