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LLC Instar Logistics released first export declaration of liquid natural gas (LNG) for JSC Yamal LNG

Yamal LNG is considered to be the greatest project in Russian energy industry.

Our company provided strong logistics support in construction of Yamal LNG Plant in Sabetta located on the eastern coast of the Yamal Peninsula. On November 10th , 2017 at Yamal LNG office our colleagues proceeded with successfully submission and release of export declaration for first shipment of liquid natural gas (LNG).

Delivery of equipment and raw materials for construction of full cycle plant for manufacturing of monocrystalline silicon wafers in Podolsk (Moscow region)

In February 2016, under implementation of RF Government Decree No. 449 of May 28, 2013 "About incentive mechanism of harnessing of renewable resources at wholesale market for electricity and power" LLC "Solar Silicon Technologies" held a tender for forwarding services regarding delivery of technological equipment in Podolsk for construction of full cycle plant for manufacturing of monocrystalline silicon wafers. Following the results of submitted proposals, LLC "Instar Logistics" was nominated to provide forwarding services to this project.

Within implementation of the above project, "Instar Logistics" executed delivery of the following equipment and materials:

  • oversize technological equipment (line for growing monosilicon, cleaning lines, various machines) for the construction of full cycle plant for manufacturing of monocrystalline silicon wafers used for the production of solar modules (more than 750 tons)
  • silicon raw materials (briquettes, ingots) (more than 180 tons)
  • consumables used in silicon wafers production
  • solar modules with a total capacity of 15.1 MW (over 1,150 tons)

Routes of transportation:

  • Port of Busan, South Korea - the port St. Petersburg (sea transportation)
  • Port of Manila, Philippines - the port St. Petersburg (sea transport)
  • Port St. Petersburg - Podolsk (road transport)
  • Port Shanghai, China - port Novorossiysk (sea transportation)
  • Port Novorossiysk - Astrakhan solar plant -1 (road transport)

Heavy Russia 2015 Conference November 16 th Moscow, Russia


Alexander Shelkov, Director General of Instar Logistics and colleagues attended the VII international conference “Heavy Russia 2015” on November, 16-17 2015 at the Technopolis Congress Centre, Moscow. The conference was devoted to transportation, lifting and assembly of heavy and oversize cargoes.

The annual “Heavy Russia conference is an ever more popular and important platform where the leading Russian transport and logistics operators meet their international colleagues as well as representatives of energy, oil and gas, chemical and machine-building companies. Hundreds of delegates from many countries attended to listen to shared experience and expertise.

As Official Partner of the conference, General Director of Instar Logistics, Alexander Shelkov gave two key-note addresses on Uzbekistan projects. He shared the challenges faced by project logistic companies moving heavy and out of gauge cargo on Kazakh and Uzbek roads. The Delegates also heard of Instar Germany’s African exploits and their Mozambique experience with the application of a unique engineering solution for the transportation of a heavy lift cargo

Meet Instar Project Logistics Sivakumar Hariharan

Sivakumar Hariharan, Head of Instar Project Logistics Middle East joined for Break Bulk Press Conference held in ANDEC together with the Director of Federal Transport Authority Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Ports and BB Event Organizers and had talk about INSTAR Projects Projects, the opportunities of EPC Projects in the Middle East sectors.

INSTAR Projects & Logistics Group appoints group CEO

The international group appoints Frank Bichowski as new Chief Executive Officer per February 1st, 2017. He will help the 25 years old family owned group to strengthen its Energy & Petrochemical footprint and to further expand in developing and niche markets.

INSTAR Projects & Logistics Group employ 1200 highly motivated staff in 40 offices, covering 20 countries. It is one of the fastest growing specialist service providers with a strong focus on transport and solutions engineering, heavy lift transportation, project logistics, installation and construction. Top notch in-house engineering teams paired with own assets, state of the art project management and IT solutions, enable planning and execution of projects of all sizes and types. INSTAR creates values by helping clients and partners to engineer and execute the safest, most economical and environmental friendly solutions safe, on time and on budget.

“Instar Logistics” company took an active part in the exhibition-conference “BreakBulk RUS”

In May 2016 LLC “Instar Logistics” company took an active part in the exhibition-conference “BreakBulk RUS” which was first held in Russia in Moscow as part of the largest annual exhibition for the transport of heavy lift cargo Trans Russia.

Key employees of the company made a report about the execution of major projects on the transport of oversized loads. Also meetings were held with potential clients and partners.

Instar Logistics Conference


Instar Logistics held an internal midterm conference with Instar overseas offices in Barcelona, Spain. The conference provided a management meeting from the newly started Spanish subsidiary (with offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia), Belgium, Georgia, Mozambique, South Africa, Germany and the new project office located in Dubai.

The company representatives discussed the development progress of the established offices. Georgia already has positive cash flow and a good financial result for the first 6 months of 2015. Spain has proven the most developed of the newly formed businesses within the Instar Group with almost 20 people working in its three offices. They are looking forward to a positive financial result at year end.

Caspian Heavy Lift, Astana, Kazakhstan October 2 nd , 2015


Active offshore development of the Caspian Sea has resulted in a booming oil and gas industry and associated industries in the region. This led to many complex projects related to delivery and building of offshore platforms, artificial islands, oil refineries, pipelines, etc. At the same time, Caspian and Central Asian logistics is distinguished by a number of geographical and administrative features.

Dmitry Fomin, Project Manager at Instar Logistics shared aspects of OOG and heavy-lift logistics from the Caspian Sea to the Talimanjar Power Plant in Uzbekistan during his speech at the 4th International Conference “Caspian Heavy Lift” on October, 2, 2015 in Astana, Kazakhstan at the Hotel “Kazzhol Astana”. This was a very challenging logistical operation given the number of obstacles en route and the parlous nature of the roads in both Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The company will move the heaviest piece of equipment in the form of a single piece, 400 tonne, Mitsubishi-built gas turbine from Kuryk port on the Caspian over 2000 kilometres to Talimanjar.

In addition, Instar Logistics had meetings with regional customers including Tengiz Chevroil Operator (TCO), Rominserve (EPC for Pavlodar Oil Refinery) as well as partners from Georgia, Turkey and Russia

Transportation boilers from Bosch plant in Germany in the city of Shymkent, Kazakhstan

Instar Logistics Company has successfully organized and carried out the transportation of five boilers from BOSCH factory in Germany and in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.

This is equipment was necessary for the creation of vital object infrastructure. Тransportation route passed from Gunzenhausen / Germany (factory) where been loading and delivery vehicles in the river port of Roth / Germany has been carried out.

Further, transship on a barge and then delivery to the port of Rotterdam. This port transship from a barge on a ship for successive delivery to St. Petersburg port. In St. Petersburg, conducted conducted registration of transit declarations, the organization of intermediate survey of cargo and overload on the cars for delivery to Shymkent destination. From St. Petersburg cars we drove through the city Aktobe (Kazakhstan) where has been made the customs clearance. In Shymkent organized by request of the recipient unloading of cargo from trucks on the foundation with setting boilers for fixing points

Parameters 1 Boiler: 10.76 x 4.52 x 4.79 / 85.240 kg.

The beginning of works - 10/30/2014, at the end - of 12.26.2014

Detailed description of the project in a press release in Russian and English languages

Break Bulk Conference, Abu Dhabi


Representatives of the Instar Logistics Group attended the Annual Break Bulk Conference between 25 th and 28 th October at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Sivakumar Hariharan, the Instar Managing Director for the Middle East and India held beneficial meetings with clients including Technip Abu Dhabi, Technicas Reunidas of Spain, Fluor Houston and Wetherford Middle East. Up for discussion were the possible future projects handled by these organisations in the Middle East market.

Partners and competitors all attended the annual conference including BBC Shipping, Sharjak, Harriket, and Ibrakom