Production of methanol and ammonia, as well as products based on them

Location: SEZ “National Industrial Petrochemical Technopark”, Atyrau  
Sector: Industrial
Total cost: $ 1 bln 
Chinese partner:

Hualu Engineering & Technology Co. Ltd.

China Tianchen Engineering Company

China Development Bank

Kazakhstani partner: United Chemical Company
Construction start: 2020
Putting into commission: 2024

Partners summary

Hualu Engineering & Technology Co. Ltd., wholly controlled by China National Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd., is an international engineering company that specializes in the fields of petrochemicals, natural gas based chemicals, coal based chemicals, materials & energy and infrastructure and has completed over 1,200 large and medium-sized projects including nearly 60 EPC undertakings, covering more than 200 different products involving  more than 120 new processes and technologies.

China Tianchen Engineering Company, founded in 1953, is one of the leading international engineering corporations in the world. It provides engineering consultations, design, procurement, construction management and commission supervision, etc. It accomplished thousands of projects within and outside of China, throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, America and Antarctica, over thirty countries and areas in total. There have been hundreds of projects of engineering design, turnkey contract and technology, which were awarded prizes from the state, provinces and the ministries respectively.

United Chemical Company, a subsidiary of Samruk-Kazyna JSC, was established in 2009 to develop and implement investment projects in the chemical industry in Kazakhstan.

Description of the project

In June 2018, during the 4th session of Kazakh - China Business Council, United Chemical Company and China Development Bank signed an agreement on an investment project - Plant for the production of methanol, ammonia and products based on them. [1]

It is located on the territory of the Special Economic Zone "National Industrial Petrochemical Technopark" in Atyrau region, Kazakhstan. The plant will be able to produce up to 200 thousand tons of methanol and 500 thousand tons of ammonia per year. [2]

A loan of $ 1 billion was provided by China Development Bank. [3]

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