Bakytzhan Sagintayev inspects the industrial petrochemical technopark in Atyrau
Today, during his working visit to Atyrau region, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited the Special Economic Zone National Industrial Petrochemical Technopark in the city of Atyrau, where he got acquainted with the plant for the production of polyethylene and the progress of construction of a gas turbine power plant.
Currently, there are 15 registered participants in the special economic zone. As of April 1, the total volume of investments amounted to 339 billion tenge, including private investments269.8 billion tenge. Over 1300 workplaces were created.
During the inspection of the Polymer Production plant, built within the framework of the State Program for Forced Industrial-Innovative Development, Bakytzhan Sagintayev got acquainted with the technology of the plant, which allows producing 15 thousand tonnes of polypropylene film annually. The plant employs 371 people. Products worth 2.2 billion tenge were sold last year.
As reported by Chairman of the Board of Polymer Production LLP Azamat Zhusupov, today the plant produces polyethylene film, biaxially oriented polypropylene film, various types of packaging, as well as polypropylene bags with a capacity of 25 and 50 kg. The plant’s products, which are used in the light and food industries, are exported to Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and throughout Kazakhstan. This creates a powerful multiplicative impact on the socio-economic development of the region, and also promotes import substitution.
When visiting the gas turbine power plant built under the State Program for Infrastructure Development Nurly Zhol, Chairman of the Board of United Chemical Company LLP Zhenis Osserbay reported that the project will provide 110 kW of electricity and high pressure steam to large investment projects in the territory of the SEZ. The project implementation period is 2014-2018; its cost is 111 billion tenge. The capacity of the plant is 310 MW; it has 120 work positions.
For reference: The territory of the SEZ NIPT in Atyrau region consists of three sections: Karabatan (the main production facilities for basic petrochemical products: polypropylene, polyethylene, etc.), Tengiz (gas separation unit) and Atyrau (industrial park of small and medium business outputting finished products: plastic and rubber products, etc.).
SEZ NINT project is designed to create innovative, competitive domestic petrochemical products in accordance with international standards (ISO). The uniqueness of the project also lies in the fact that specialists are directly trained at the petrochemical plants.
There are four projects in the implementation phase:
KPI Inc.a project for the production of polypropylene with capacity of 500 thousand tonnes/year. Time frame for implementation2017-2021;
KLPE a project for the production of polyethylene.
Karabatan Utility Solutions construction of gas turbine power plant (GTPP). Time frame for implementation 2016-2018:
Kazchemproduction a project for the production of cyclohexane with a capacity of 150 thousand tonnes/year. Time frame for implementation 2017-2021.
Recall, the KLPE LLP plant for the production of polyethylene is implemented in conjunction with a large transnational company Borealis. The agreement on the main terms of cooperation was signed within the framework of the official visit of the Head of State to the UAE on March 24 this year. The cost of this project is 2.6 billion USD, capacity500 thousand tonnes of polypropylene per year.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan