At the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, held from March 28 to 30, an agreement to build a large business center and 5-star hotel in the city center was signed by the mayor of Krasnoyarsk, Serguey Eremin, and the director of CIFAL Development, Serguey Volotkevitch.
This project, which should be completed by 2024, will be designed by one of the largest French architectural firms, with the participation of city architects. It is part of the infrastructure development program implemented by Krasnoyarsk, which holds a strategic position between Europe and Asia.
A delegation of Belarusian Ministries of Energy and Natural Resources led by the Deputy Minister of Energy, Olga Prudnikova, visited France from 19 to 22 December, at the invitation of CIFAL in liaison with the Belarusian Embassy in Paris and the French Embassy in Minsk. The delegation was welcomed by Gilles Remy at CIFAL’s Paris headquarters. Then CIFAL specialists together with several French experts, presented the French energy sector and answered questions from the delegation’s members. Over the next two days, the delegation visited a wind farm in the Île-de-France region and meet several French companies in the energy and waste management sector.
The pro-government Turkmenportal published an interview with the general director of the French company CIFAL SA Jürgen Krahn. Answering a question about the construction of the TAPI gas pipeline and the problems of its construction through Afghanistan, J. Krahn agreed that “the situation there is not simple. But unlike Europeans, Turkmenistan understands what the process is about.” Turkmenistan helps Afghanistan by “practically free” supplies of electricity and liquefied gas. CIFAL task is to attract European business to Turkmenistan, which has a stable market and new investment projects are implemented every year. The European companies operating in Turkmenistan are almost all satisfied and they want to keep working there. The temporary problems with payment of (foreign companies’) bills will be solved in Turkmenistan, and no company leaves because of such problems. Turkmenistan is a stable partner and all companies are aware that even if there are small problems, they are immediately solved.
On November 20, Jürgen Krahn, General Manager of CIFAL, opened the conference alongside with the Managing Director of TurkmenNeft, as co-organizer of this annual event which brought together several hundred participants from more than 50 countries.
Then Jürgen Krahn chaired the round table on the analysis and trends of the hydrocarbon market.
Two important CIFAL partners made noteworthy presentations during this conference: ILF on the TAPI gas pipeline and the associated gas issue and Thales Alenia Space on the use of satellites in the observation of hydrocarbon production and transport.
On 5th of September, Gilles Remy, president of the France – Turkmenistan Chamber of Commerce participated in plenary session on behalf of French business Turkmenistan. He underlined the experience and exceptional achievements of French companies, in particular in construction and space sectors. Organized by the Union of Entrepreneurs and Industrialists of Turkmenistan, this forum reflected the private sector growth in this country and its support by the State. Vienna Business Forum allowed to intensify networking between dozen European and Turkmen companies with the participation of European Authorities and the EBRD.
August 30, 2018: On the occasion of his audience with the President of Turkmenistan, Gilles Rémy, President of CIFAL, presents the first copy of the book written by HE Gurbangouly Berdimoukhamedov “Turkmenistan, at the heart of the Great Silk Road” published in French by the France-Turkmenistan Chamber of Commerce.