LONDON -- The Lloyd's Register Group has achieved formal recognition in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Under the agreement, the Government of Kazakhstan has delegated the Lloyd's Register Group to carry out statutory certification services on ships and other floating facilities – including offshore mobile drilling units – registered in the Republic.
"We are anticipating a huge increase in the number of ships in the Republic of Kazakhstan's offshore support fleet related to oil and gas projects," says Chris Renwick, international development manager and general director of Lloyd's Register Kazakhstan. "More than 400 offshore support ships are expected to join the fleet within the next five to eight years alone. We now have a solid basis in the country and will be able to offer the growing Kazakhstan fleet a full range of services from across the Lloyd's Register Group."