Key data

  • Client: State Service of Maritime and River Transportation of Turkmenistan
  • Planning: 2012 - 2018
  • Construction: 2014 - 2018
  • Scope of planning:

    Role of General Planner, including in relation to master plan and operational plan

    Tendering procedures

    Site supervision

Turkmenbashi International Port, Turkmenistan

At the beginning of May 2018, after six years of planning and construction, the international port of Turkmenbashi on the Caspian Sea in Turkmenistan was opened to shipping with a celebratory ceremony. As General Planner on the project, Inros Lackner was responsible for the planning, design, tendering and site supervision of the new ready-to-use port. With a total investment of around USD 1.5 billion, it was one of the largest port construction projects in Central Asia, resulting in this new transportation hub between Asia and Europe. When finished, the project won, among other honours, a logistics and environmental protection award. The successful completion of this major contract confirms Inros Lackner’s strong international reputation in the planning of complex port construction projects. The port was planned and designed in accordance with "Green Port" standards in order to respect the sensitive ecosystem of the world’s largest inland sea. New terminals – for ferries, passengers, general cargo, bulk cargo and containers – were built on a total area of ​​over 130 hectares. In addition, an existing railway ferry port was modernised, and a complete shipyard, including a ship lift, was built. Furthermore, brand new port access infrastructure was constructed, including a railway line with shunting system and a motorway-like road connection. Port-related service buildings, such as a hospital and a fire station, were also built. The planned annual cargo handling capacity of the port is around 17 million tons.

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