Major Mineral Fertilizer Production Plant Planned for Kazakhstan

EuroChem & CNCEC sign contract for fertilizer plant

EuroChem, a global fertilizer leader and China National Chemical Engineering Co. (CNCEC), a global provider of industrial engineering technologies are to collaborate on the design, construction, and commission of a large-scale chemical complex to produce mineral fertilizers in Zhanatas located in Kazakhstan’s Zhambyl region.

The agreement was officially signed on 14 May in Astana.

Scheduled to open in 2027, the construction of  the chemical complex is part of the Integrated Kazakhstan Industrialization Roadmap and represents the third and final stage of a project in which EuroChem has invested over US$1 billion.

EuroChem Group President Oleg Shiryaev said that once in operation, the plant will have an annual output of over one million tons of mineral fertilizers, in high demand by Kazakhstan, other Central Asian countries, China, Russia and Europe.

According to a report by the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and Construction, the new enterprise will create 2,400 new jobs.

During the signing of the agreement, Minister of Industry and Construction of Kazakhstan Kanat Sharlapaev, welcomed the input of  world leaders in mineral fertilizer production as an important step in developing the country’s chemical industry and emphasized: “To be truly food secure, fertilizers are a must. This is therefore a landmark project for us. Its joint implementation with EuroChem and Chinese partners is a great example of large Eurasian cooperation at its best and a significant event for regional food security.”




Times of Central Asia