In January 2019, the development of 60% of the 3D model of the plant was completed.
In the period fr om April 9 to 11, the 18th North Caspian Regional Exhibition “ATYRAU OIL AND GAS” and the 18th North Caspian Regional Construction and Interior Exhibition “AtyrauBuild” with representatives from 20 countries of the world were held in Atyrau at the Exhibition Center. The delegation of “KPI Inc.” LLP took part as visitors.
On April 23, 2019, in participation in the II Forum “Best Practices in Managing the Production Efficiency of the Oil and Gas Industry of Kazakhstan 2019”, organized by “Tengizchevroil” LLP and JSC NC “KazMunayGas”, issues in the field of overhaul, production, digitalization of production, maintenance, OHS were discussed, logistics, training and motivation of staff. Question-answer sessions were held. It was noted at the Forum that the plans of “KPI Inc.” LLP creation of the most automated and digital enterprise.
On April 26, 2019, a reporting meeting was held in Beijing on the project “Construction of an integrated petrochemical complex in the Atyrau region (phase I - production of polypropylene)” with the participation of the management of JSC NC “KazMunayGas”, KPI and the management of the company “China National Chemical Engineering, Co.” During the bilateral meetings of the management of KMG and CNCEC, the measures taken by the companies were noted. In turn, CNCEC attracted Kazakhstani companies to the construction, placed orders for equipment and metal structures at Kazakhstani factories and performed part of the organizational work to hold the Forum on Kazakhstani content in the project.
During a working visit to the Atyrau region on May 3, 2019, Deputies of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, headed by the Chairman of the Committee on Finance and Budget Ms. Olga Perepechina, held a round table on the topic “Development of the investment climate: attracting strategic investors to the manufacturing industry and creating joint ventures in priority sectors of the economy enterprises with “anchor investors”, visited the industrial site in Karabatan and the industrial park of the National Petrochemical Industry.
On July 17, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, visited the National Industrial Petrochemical Technopark and got acquainted in detail with the construction progress of the IPCI.
On September 21, according to the training plan for the future operational personnel of “KPI Inc.” LLP, a group of 22 people from the project technical support department was sent for internship and training to the Republic of Uzbekistan at the "Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex (SHGCC) in Karshi.
Since October 1, transportation of the Partnership's employees along the route Atyrau-Karabatan-Atyrau by rail has been organized. Passenger cars are equipped with an equipped heating system, air conditioning, general electric lighting, air ventilation system, toilets, fire alarms. Transportation by rail was organized for the safety of employees.
On October 11, a Forum on the Kazakhstani content of the project “Construction of an integrated petrochemical complex in the Atyrau region (Phase 1)” was held. It was attended by about 200 representatives of the machine-building industry of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, JSC NC “KazMunayGas” and local executive bodies.
On October 8, 2019, a business forum was held, organized by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh-French Business Council, wh ere representatives of French and Kazakh companies fr om various sectors (energy, oil, chemical industry, exploration, construction, agriculture, etc.) took part. This event provided an opportunity for representatives of French and Kazakh enterprises, government organizations to sign agreements, as well as discuss the implementation of projects in Kazakhstan and the prospects for economic and investment cooperation. The most significant event of the business forum was the signing of an agreement for the supply and purchase of dry compressed air and nitrogen between “Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries” LLP and Air Liquide. The signed bilateral document confirms the firm intentions of Kazakhstan in establishing long-term relations with France and the desire for long-term cooperation that will be beneficial for both parties. According to the signed Agreement, a modern and fully automated plant for the production of technical gases will be built, which in turn will ensure the uninterrupted operation of the production facilities of Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries and the production of high value-added petrochemical products - polypropylene.
On November 20, 2019, the delivery of the first equipment with a long production time was carried out - polymerization reactors in the amount of 3 units, each weighing 97 tons. The reactors intended for the polypropylene polymerization unit were manufactured in Belgium at the COEK ENGINEERING N.V. plant, shipped by sea from the port of Antwerp on October 18, 2019, and delivered in a short time through the Baltic Sea, then along the Volga-Baltic Canal to the Caspian Sea to the port Aktau.
On November 22, 2019, the Head of JSC “National Welfare Fund “Samruk-Kazyna” Mr. Akhmetzhan Yessimov got acquainted with the progress of the project “Construction of an integrated petrochemical complex (phase I - production of polypropylene)” and together with the Chairman of the Board of JSC NC KazMunayGas Alik Aidarbayev visited “AtyrauNefteMash” LLP , wh ere the distillation column for propane/propylene separation was manufactured and its transportation to the construction site in Karabatan was started. While participating in the ceremony, Akhmetzhan Yessimov signed a Commemorative Certificate of Completion of the first long-term equipment manufactured in Kazakhstan. For three days, from November 27 to November 29, 2019, the propane and propylene splitter column traveled 46 kilometers from AtyrauNefteMash to the territory of the National Industrial Petrochemical Technopark special economic zone. On the morning of November 30, 2019, the column was delivered to the construction site of the integrated petrochemical complex.