• 21 October 2016
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October 21, 2016 is the day when the 5th anniversary conference “Heavy Caspian” took place.

This year, the largest players of the OOG and project cargo transportation and installation market met in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. More than 70 delegates from Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Georgia, Germany, England, Italy and Luxembourg participated in the conference.

The conference was sponsored by Volga-Dnepr and Cometto.

Within 5 years the Heavy Caspian Conference became the largest event in the region, gaining recognition of business as a point of attraction of ideas and proposals, as well as the venue for discussion of pressing issues. This is the best place in Central Asia for meetings and forging relations for the specialists working in the field of oversized and project cargo carriage and erections.

This year’s conference was distinguished by particular information content, especially related to aspects of operations in Central Asia countries. In particular, Dmitry Tsygankov, Head of Department of Chandler GmbH, elaborated the overview of technical condition of bridge structures and roads in the region’s countries. In his view, those involved in this sector of logistics face unique and unprecedented tasks in terms of complexity. Immense distances, harsh climate, frequently poor condition of transport lines make transportation more challenging and expensive. On top of that, there is an issue of missing equipment, complicated local laws and customs barriers.

The subject was followed up by Jean Aydarov, General Director of TurksibMagistral, who spoke about particulars of project logistics in Uzbekistan and, with more details, about cargo deliveries to Fergana Valley.

It has become a good tradition to discuss the most interesting projects of the outgoing year at our conference. Just so, Dmitry Tsygankov and ArtyomKuznetsov, Director of Mainstream Logistic, shared experience of delivering the equipment for the National Space Center Construction Project in Astana. This transport operation was unique as the radius of the 4 largest pieces (segments) of the thermal vacuum chamber made 9.5m.

Mark Baum, Projects Manager of Instar Projects, expanded on practices and technologies of carrying extra heavy loads given the existing transport infrastructure of the Republics of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. In 2016 INSTAR moved the gas turbine (402 tons) and absorber (329 tons) over the territory of these countries.

Andrei Gulyayanovskiy, Department Head of Volga-Dnepr Airlines, told about peculiarities of heavy equipment air freight to Central Asia countries. Considering the remoteness of this region, political problems between the neighboring states and topographic features of these countries, it is aircraft that is capable of ensuring swift delivery of various cargoes. Thus, 28 cypresses were carried to Tashkent from Czech Republic on board IL-76TD-90VD (height of the trees – 7.5 meters). It took less than a week to prepare the flight. Moreover, the airline company managed to propose the advantageous financial solution.Another example of completed works was the project on delivery of the oil and gas pump unit from the Netherlands to Turkmenistan. Not only the air carrier promptly obtained the flight permit, but also delivered the unit by land transport from the airplane arrival point, Mara airport, to Farab (Turkmenistan) – the place it was intended to be used.

The subject of water transport was also touched upon. ErkinNygmetov, Department Director of Kazmortransflot, reported on development prospects of oversize cargo shipping in the Caspian Sea. This topic is especially pressing, taking into account Tengizchevroil Future Growth Project which is implemented in order to increase oil production in the gigantic Tengiz field in Kazakhstan. In July 2016 Kazmortransflot in consortium with BLUE WATER SHIPPING (Denmark) concluded a contract to transport 75 modules (maximum dimensions: 70õ16õ11.25m, maximum weight: 1 800 tons). For this purpose the company proceeded to construction of 3 own specialized vessels on VARD yard (Romania).

In 2017 the conference will move to a new location! «Heavy Caspian 2017» will be held in the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent. There is a good reason to choose the new venue. For the last 9 years more than 600 strategic projects have been executed in Uzbekistan, including construction and refurbishment of oil, gas and power-generating facilities. In 2019 perspective, Uzbekistan plans to implement 900 more new projects in the industry, with a total of $41 billion to be absorbed. You are invited to visit this wonderful ancient country and become a participant of our conference.

If you are interested in further details about the event, do not hesitate to contact the Organizing Committee of the forum by phone +79288407784 or e-mail: info@heavy.world


10:00 - 10.30
Registration starts
10.30 - 11.15
Session I

National Secretariat of TRACECA IGC in the Republic of Kazakhstan

  • Caspian Line. Dialogue in the Frame of TRACECA
  • Marat Saduov, National Secretary,

National Welfare Fund “Samruk-Kazyna”

  • New Silk Route and Transit Potential of Kazakhstan
  • Erkhat Iskaliev, Director, Transport and Logistics Department
11:15 – 11:45
Coffee break
11.45 - 13.00
Session II

Chandler GmbH

  • “Heavy” Projects for Central Asian Countries. Outlook, Particular Features and Challenges of Heavy-Lift Transportation
  • Dmitry Tsygankov, Head of “Central Asia” Department

Turksib Magistral

  • Particulars of Handling Project Loads in Uzbekistan
  • Jean Aydarov, General Director

Instar Projects

  • Technologies of Transporting Extra Heavy Loads in the Context of Existing Transport Infrastructure of the Republics of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
  • Baum Marc, Project Manager
13.00 - 14.00
Business lunch
14.00 - 15.00
Session III


  • Development Prospects of Oversize Cargo Shipment in the Caspian Sea
  • Erkin Nygmetov, Director, Marketing and Contracts Department

Chandler GmbH

  • The project of the National Space Centre in Astana
  • Dmitry Tsygankov, Head of “Central Asia” Department
15.00 - 15.30
Coffee break
15.30 - 17.00
Session IV

Volga-Dnepr Airlines

  • Specifics of Heavy Equipment Air Freight in Oil and Gas Sector
  • Andrey Gulyayanovsky


  • Using Helicopter Equipment in Resolving Substandard Tasks


  • Materials Handling Equipment ENERPAC
17.00 - 20.00


State authorities and public associations

National Welfare Fund “Samruk-Kazyna”

  • Iskaliev Erhat, Director, Transport and Logistics Department

Cargo owners and engineering companies

North Caspian Operating Company N.V. (Kazakhstan)

  • Erlan Nurzhigitov, manager for heavy equipment

Renaissance Heavy Industries (Turkey)

  • Zuhal Tanyeri, Procurement & Logistics Director
  • Ates Evren Ayral, Assistant of General Manager

Ronesans Endustri Tesisleri Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Turkmenistan)

  • Shadyyev Bahtiyar, logistics manager

Rominserv (Romania, the general contractor of reconstruction “Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant”)

  • Panchuk Sergey, Head of Logistics

Transport and forwarding companies

ABL Almaty (Kazakhstan)

  • Madiyar Kussainov, Business Development Manager

Agility Logistics (Kazakhstan)

  • Aikyn Urkimbaev, General Director


  • Denis Moroz, Deputy Director

ALE Holdings (Kazakhstan)

  • Ali Yoldashov, General Manager


  • Jurabek Razzokov, General Director

Benchmark-cargo (Russia)

  • Aleksei Chegodaev, CEO

Benchmark Trading (Russia)

  • Evgeny Egupov, CEO

Benchmark Logistics (Russia)

  • Pavel Pashkov, CEO

Blue Water Shipping

  • Thomas Bek, Global Manager
  • Soren Gammelgaard Nielsen, Project Manager

Chandler Group (Germany)

  • Dmitriy Tsygankov, Head of department Projects for Central Asia

Gianti Logistics (Georgia)

  • Giorgi Makhatadze, General Manager
  • Gagi Gochelashvili, Logistics manager

Goodrich Central Asia (Kazakhstan)

  • Sanju K Mani, General Manager

Deugro Projects

  • Vershinsky Leonid, General Representative for the Central Asia

EAT (Kazakhstan)

  • Kim Boris, branch manager
  • Chernov Denis, Commercial Director

Instar Logistics (Kazakhstan)

  • Mezentseva Elena, Deputy Director of Operations

Instar Logistics (Russia)

  • Baum Marc, Project Manager

GEFCO Kazakhstan

  • Ashuraliev Emil, General Manager

Keen-Mark (Russia)

  • Lindstrem Alexey, Head of Project Department


  • Yerlan Issayev, General Manager

KZF Service (Kazakhstan)

  • Igenbekov Zhasulan, CEO
  • Nurzhigitov Erlan

Mammoet KZ (Kazakhstan)

  • Zenitov Salikhat, project director
  • Loshkarev Sergey, Director

Mainstream (Russia)

  • Artyom Kuznetsov, Director
  • Sergey Fedorov, Director
  • Yana Cherepanova, logist
  • Pavel Fedorov, logist

K-Transgroup (Kazakhstan)

  • Samat Ataibekov, Director, Licensing System


  • Oleg Urvan, Head of project department

Pfaff Logistic RUS

  • Sirotenko Oksana, Deputy Director General
  • Evgeny Isaev, Manager

Sarens (Kazakhstan)

  • Azamat Izteleuov, Sales Manager

Sovfraht (Russia)

  • Andrey Lugovtsev, Head of Department of industrial and oil and gas projects
  • Maksim Blank, Senior Specialist of industrial and oil and gas projects

STS (Russia)

  • Denis Baryshov, CEO
  • Suvari Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. (Turkey)
  • Ismail Terzi, Head of Company

Techno West (Kazakhstan)

  • Konstantin Min, Director

TORK Endustriyel Cozumler ve Ticaret A.S.

  • Danila Krokhalev, Business Development Manager

TURKSIB Magistral (Uzbekistan)

  • Aydarov Jean, CEO

Volgo-Baltic Logistic (Russia)

  • Goldin Evgeniy, General Director
  • Zubakov Vitaly, General Director Deputy

Volga-Don-Transservice (Russia)

  • Oleg Tolochyok, Director

Volgaintrans (Russia)

  • Eduard Shchepkov, Technical Director

Worldwide Energy Logistics Ltd (UK)

  • Zura Kavilaze, Business Development Manager

Shipping companies and freight brokers

Caspiy Ak Jhelken (Kazakhstan)

  • Andrey Kornev, director

Kazmortransflot (Kazakhstan)

  • Zhaigaliyev Bauyrzhan, senior specialist, Marketing and Contracts Department
  • Orzhanov Aidar, commercial director

Morwenna Shipping Company (Russia)

  • Aleksandr Baranov, Head of Commercial Department

North-Western Shipping Company (Russia)

  • Sergey Levitskiy, Freight Manager

Airlines & aircraft charter company

Air Charter Service Kazakhstan LLP

  • Maxim Mukashev, charter broker

Air Charter Service (Russia)

  • Dmitry Nikulin, Head of charter airfreight

Volga-Dnepr Airlines (Russia)

  • Andrey Gulyayanovsky

Manufacturers of gear and equipment, service companies


  • Elena Malyutina, Sales

Industrie Cometto S.p.A. (Italy)

  • Alberto Di Stefano, Sales
  • Ilya Krupin

InSpetsTehnika (Russia)

  • Gerasimov Oleg, Sales Manager

SpetsTransMobil (Russia)

  • Vachagan Àrutyunyan, CEO


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