According to information of the Governor’s Office of South Kazakhstan region, metal barrels are the most convenient type of packaging for road construction companies of the Republic and nearby countries. This is an important stage of the program to modernize the technological processes of the bitumen plant in Kazakhstan.
"Its implementation will ensure the packing of 15 thousand tons of products per year to meet the needs of counterparties in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and other countries”, was noted in the Governor’s Office.
At present, the production of the basic bitumen, BND 60/90 and 70/100, which is in demand on the market is being produced on the production site, the quality of which corresponds to Russian and Kazakhstan standards. Shipment of end products is carried out in bulk, and also in a packaged form - in metal barrels. With the use of bitumen of “Gazprom Neft”, one third of the roads of South Kazakhstan were built, including the car roads of the largest road project - the transcontinental corridor "Western Europe - Western China”.
“As a result of the high quality of bituminous materials combined with the logistical advantages, “Gazprom Neft” has become a significant player in the market in Kazakhstan for 5 years of its work. Having a successful long-term experience in the development of technologies and production of bituminous materials on its Russian sites, we actively apply the best achievements for effective asset management in Kazakhstan. And the development of the packaging unit along with the production of high-quality bitumen will allow us to provide consumers in Kazakhstan and in nearby countries, regardless of the distance from the asset”, director of commercial management of “Gazprom Neft” Levan Kadagidze said.
It should be noted that compared to 2016, the plant increased daily production by 30%, reaching 700 tons of binders. As a result of 2017, the asset plans to produce 200 thousand tons of bitumen materials. The annual volume of consumption of bitumen products in Kazakhstan is about 550-650 thousand tons.
This is an important stage of the program to modernize technological processes of the plant on the production of bitumen in Kazakhstan, its implementation will allow to additionally pack 15,000 tons of products per year to meet the needs of counterparties in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and other countries. The geographic location of the plant allows the shipment of bituminous materials for both the Kazakh road construction industry and foreign consumers.