President Launches Gas Chemical Complex in Atyrau Region
Magzum Mirzagaliyev, Chairman of the Management Board of JSC NC “KazMunayGas”, told the Head of State about the prospects of the Gas Chemical Complex. A total of 4,300 people were involved in the construction of the complex. 631 people will have permanent jobs once the plant is in operation.
The plant, which specialises in processing raw products from the Tengiz Field, is designed to produce 500,000 tonnes of polypropylene per year, which corresponds to 1 % of its global production.
The production complex will not only meet the demand for polypropylene in the domestic market, but will also facilitate the operation of small and medium-sized manufacturers of polypropylene products for the construction, medical, automotive and food industries.
The plant uses the Catofin and Novolen technologies developed by Lummus Technology Inc (USA). Similar facilities operate only in five countries in the world, namely Saudi Arabia, USA, Belgium, South Korea and China.