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Kazakhstan: Large-scale Industrial Projects - Basis of 2020 Strategic Plan's Implementation
Source: inform.kz
Source Date: Friday, June 25, 2010
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Internet Governance
Country: Kazakhstan
Created: Jun 27, 2010

President Nursultan Nazarbayev's Address to the Nation New Decade - New Economic Growth - New Opportunities for Kazakhstan sets a goal to achieve sustainable economic growth by means of forced industrialization and infrastructure development. In conformity with the Presidential instructions, a State program of Forced Industrial-Innovative Development and the Industrialization Map of the country have been developed.

The documents provide for implementation of 162 projects with KZT 6.5 trln of investments which in turn will let create about 200 thousand new job positions for the next three years.

Some large projects have already been launched this year; they are expected to become a new step in development of Kazakhstan economy.

Project "Construction of the Beineu-Shymkent gas pipeline". This pipeline is to become a part of the Kazakh-Chinese gas pipeline. The project will allow to deliver Kazakh gas to the Chinese market and increase the volume of export as well as to ensure the needs in gas of southern regions and exclude dependence on imported gas.

The capacity of the first stage of the pipeline is expected to make 5 bln cubic meters per year and 10 bln cubic meters per year of the second stage. KazMunayGas JSC and China National Petroleum Corporation with the share of 50 percent of the project are the participants of the project. The cost of the project is more than KZT 340 bln. The construction of the first stage is to be launched this year and planned to be finished in 2013. The second stage is to be constructed during 2014-2019.

Project "Construction of an integrated gas chemical complex in Atyrau". The project aims at establishing of production facilities on processing of hydrocarbon raw materials and manufacturing petrochemical products with high added value. The project is to be realized stage by stage, the first stage provides for production of 500 thousand tons of polypropylene per year and the second stage will focus on production of 800 thousand tons per year. The construction was launched in 2009 and is planned to be accomplished by 2015. The cost of the first stage of the project is USD 1 bln 948 mln and the second stage is USD 4 bln 300 mln. The complex will be placed at Karabatan station and Tengiz in Atyrau region.

The project is operated by Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc. JSC. The participants of the project are United Chemical Company LLP (51%) and SAT & company JSC. Foster Wheeler is the Project Management Consultant. The general contractor of the project is Sinopec Engineering which was selected on the competition basis. Samsung Engineering and Maire Techimont companies are selected as subcontractors for the installation services.

Fractions of ethane and propane will be used as the main raw material for the plant complex isolated from natural gas in Tengiz minefield.

The project "Construction of a complex on production of aromatic hydrocarbons at Atyrau Oil Refinery" aims at modernization and technological renewal of the basic productions at the Atyrau Oil Refinery which will allow increasing the depth of oil refinery and obtain high quality oil products and petrochemicals meeting Euro-3 and Euro-4 standards. The plant is to produce aromatic hydrocarbons in volumes of 133 tons of benzol per year, 496 tons of paraxylene per year. The cost of the project is USD 1 bln 110 mln. The term of the project's implementation is 2009-2014.

Project "Production of road bitumen at Aktau Plastics Plant". The project is directed on establishment a production on deep processing of heavy Karazhanbas oil and producing road bitumen. The cost of the project is USD 241 mln. The construction of the plant is planned for 2010-2012. The annual capacity of the project is 420 thousand tons of road bitumen.

In October 2009 Кazakhstan Petrochemiсal Industries JSC and CITIC Group Chinese corporation established a CP'CASPI BITUM JSC joint enterprise for realization of the project.
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