Setting course for industrialization: unique fertilizer production under development in Zhambyl region
ZHAMBYL OBLAST. September 22. KAZINFORM /Galina Skripnik/ - EvroHimEdobreniye LLP, a domestic enterprise promising to be the largest chemical factory in Karatau town is undergoing overhaul. According to the chief of the office of entrepreneurship and industry of Zhambyl region akimat Gulzhaukhar Kushanova, the capacity of the future plant of phosphoric mineral fertilizers will be two million tons per year. In addition there will be four thousand job openings at the plant. "EvroHimUdobreniye LLP is a subsidiary enterprise of Russia's largest mineral - chemical mineral plant EvroHim. Before 2015 EvroHim plans to invest KZT 600 billion into Zhanbyl region, including KZT 300 million into development of social sphere and Karatau town. The investor has already paid for the state-owned stake, current expenses and cleared off debts to the amount of KZT 1.5 billion. Before 2015 the company plans to invest USD 4 billion into production and USD 300 million into development of infrastructure of Karatau town. The project envisages construction of two open mines of phosphate ore at Kokzhon field and underground mine at Gimmelfarbskoye field with capacity 5-6 million tons of ore per year, and two ore-dressing plants. The output is expected to make KZT 150 billion per year, and budget income - KZT 15 billion. Phosphate raw materials will be supplied from the ore-dressing factories. 550 thousand tons of block sulphur will be supplied from the oil and gas fields in the west of Kazakhstan. Natural gas will be served by gas pipe line in the amount of one billion cubic meters per year. The main peculiarity of this complex is that there will be several productions operating on one site which will allow making all existing fertilizers. Steam turbines will be installed at the plant for electric power generation which means local population will have hot water and heating in winter time. No doubt this project both in construction phase and when put into service will create jobs and promote the social and economic life of the region", Kushanova said.