«Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc.»
(«Казахстан Петрокемикал Индастриз Инк.»)
Limited Liability Partnership

General information

Construction of an integrated petrochemical complex

in Atyrau region

(first phase - production of polypropylene)

- The first project in the Republic of Kazakhstan for the processing of raw materials from the Tengiz field.

- Production capacity of 500 thousand tons of polypropylene per year.

− About 1% of the global production of polypropylene.

− 26.3% of the total production of polypropylene in the Russian Federation.

- More than the total production of polypropylene in the territory of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.

- Raw material: propane from the Tengiz field, purified from harmful impurities, which minimizes the impact on the environment.

- Technologies used: Catofin (propane dehydrogenation) and Novolen (propylene polymerization) technologies from Lummus Technology Inc. (USA).

- Similar complexes have been built in 5 countries of the world (Saudi Arabia, USA, Belgium, South Korea and China).

- 77% of the equipment is produced by manufacturers in Europe, the USA, South Korea, Japan and India.


for the construction period (temporary) - more than 4,300;

for the period of operation (permanent) - 1,100.


General Contractor: China National Chemical Engineering Co. (CNCEC, China).

The effect of the project implementation:

− Covering the internal needs of Kazakhstan (import substitution) in polypropylene (the market capacity of Kazakhstan is about 50 thousand tons per year).

− Opportunity for SMEs to produce products from polypropylene for further processing in the sectors of construction, medicine, automotive, food industry, textile industry, etc.

− Creation of additional jobs in SMEs and related industries.

− The contribution to the country’s GDP will be up to 1%.

Current status:

· The overall progress of the project implementation is 99.74%.

· Construction and installation work has been completed, off-site facilities, a propane drain rack and a propane storage park have been put into operation. Commissioning works are underway.

· Completion of commissioning with the production of the first batch of polypropylene is planned for november this year.