Cracking catalyst plant to be built in Kazakhstan14 september 2014, 19:06
Kazakhstan is planning to build at least half a dozen new factories in Aktobe Oblast in western Kazakhstan, Tengrinews reports. The plans were announced by the Akim (Mayor) of the Oblast Archimed Mukhambetov.
"Together with the national company KazMunaiGas we are working on setting up a plant worth $230 million for the production of catalytic cracking catalysts. It is a chemical compound for deep oil processing to obtain, most importantly, quality products. Currently all of them (advanced oil products) are imported," Mukhambetov said.
The official said that soon all the relevant documents would be signed.
In addition, Mukhambetov said that a feasibility study was being made to pave way for construction of industrial zones in several cities of the Oblast.
“Take Alga town for example, we have freed up 100 hectares of land on the territory of an old chemical plant and in the next few years are planning to build several small plants producing explosives, nitric acid products, materials necessary for production of explosives, and to build a lime manufacturing plant. That is, we are looking at 5-6 plants in this area," he said.
Reporting by Altynai Zhumzhumina, writing by Dinara Urazova