Under a long-term agreement with Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries, Air Liquide Munay Tech Gases will build, own and operate a new nitrogen facility in Karabatan, Kazakhstan. The new facility is expected to supply upto 8,000 Nm3/h nitrogen to KPI’s new 500,000 tonne per year polypropylene plant.
Paris/France – In the context of a new long term agreement with Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries (KPI), Air Liquide Munay Tech Gases will build, own and operate a new nitrogen unit in the growing chemical basin of Karabatan. This location is close to the Atyrau refinery in Kazakhstan.
Air Liquide Munay Tech Gases will invest around 17 million dollars in a new unit to supply upto 8,000 Nm3/h nitrogen to the new 500,000 tonne per year polypropylene plant under construction by KPI. The project is the first Integrated Gas-Chemical Complex to be constructed in the Atyrau region which aims to become a world-class petrochemical basin.
Air Liquide Munay Tech Gases is a company jointly owned by Air Liquide (75 %) and Kaz Munay Gaz, the Kazakhstan National Oil & Gas Company (25 %). The firm has been successfully supplying hydrogen for over a year to the Pavlodar Oil and Chemistry Refinery, an affiliate of Kaz Munay Gaz.
This new project, planned to be operational by the second quarter of 2021, marks the second milestone in the development of the Group in Kazakhstan.
François Jackow, Executive Vice-President and a member of the Executive Committee supervising industrial activities in Europe said: “We are delighted to participate in this project and to be part of what is an important development for this new promising chemical basin. Air Liquide will bring its technological know-how and expertise to contribute to the modernisation of the industry in the country. This important milestone also illustrates the strengthening of our joint-venture with Kaz Munay Gaz and the continuing growth of our activities in Kazakhstan.”