Region • 28 February, 2020

More than 28 thousand citizens of Atyrau region employed in industry

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Atyrau region occupies a leading position in the country in terms of economic parameters. This is mainly due to the extraction and processing of hydrocarbons. At a meeting with the public in the summer of 2019 in the region, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed to take measures to diversify the economy of the Atyrau region, pointed out the need to support other sectors of the local economy, except for the oil and gas and petrochemical complexes. Huge work has been done in the region to open new industries and modernize existing ones. Read our review about the implementation of the Head of State’s instructions and the socio-economic development of the Atyrau region in 2019, reports.

Atyrau region is one of the largest industrial regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The priority areas for the development of the regional economy are oil and gas, building materials production, manufacturing, agricultural and fishing industries. If in 1991 the gross regional product amounted to 4.6 billion tenge, then according to the results of 9 months of 2019, the gross regional product of the region amounted to 5.8 trillion tenge. Gross regional product per capita reached the level of 9 million tenge.

The akimat of the Atyrau region notes that in 2019, positive dynamics remained in all indicators of the socio-economic development of the region.

Over the past five years, the industry of the region has been developing dynamically.

In January 2020, industrial enterprises produced products for 661.5 billion tenge, including in the mining and manufacturing industries at 601.9 billion tenge and 51.5 billion tenge, respectively.

According to statistics, 737 industrial enterprises operate in the region. More than 28 thousand people are employed in industrial production.

One of the largest oil companies is Embamunaigas JSC, which has crossed the 97-year mark. The company carries out exploration, development of oil and gas fields, production and preparation of oil and gas. The structure of Embamunaigas JSC includes six production structural subdivisions in Atyrau and in four districts of Atyrau region: Zhylyoimunaigas, Dossormunaigas, Kainarmunaigas and Zhaiykmunaigaz, Embamunaenergo technical department and Production-Maintenance Department Complete sets of equipment. The number of employees is about 5 thousand people. The company supplies extracted oil for export and domestic market. Oil is supplied to the domestic refineries in the domestic market. Oil is exported through two main routes: through the pipelines of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium and Uzen-Atyrau-Samara.

The leading enterprise in the field of construction is Caspian Contractors Trust Atyrau LLP. Buildings and platforms, bridges, trusses, supports, modules, tanks up to 20,000 m³, vessels, reactors, flare systems, towers, lifting equipment and piping of any complexity are designed and manufactured at the plant.

In 2019, the volume of production amounted to 8 billion tenge. The production base is located on an area of ​​80 thousand m². General Director of Caspian Contractors Trust Atyrau LLP Nurken Iskaliev says that the company is capable of producing 24 thousand tons of metal structures per year.

“In 2016, we completed the first stage of reconstruction, thanks to which the plant’s productivity increased 10 times. Currently, the company employs 450 people. Our customers are the largest operators in the region, such as Kashagan, Tengiz, Karachaganak field. All these projects are consumers of our products. This year we plan to commission a hot dip galvanizing workshop, as well as strengthen our position in the supplier market as an integrated supplier of metal structures and technological equipment,” Iskaliev said.

Another enterprise that is successfully developing today in the Atyrau region is Caspian Plus LLP, the main manufacturer of products for the mining and oil industries. The company was founded in 2008 and is currently developing with a continuous increase in production capacity and the level of competence of employees in the technology of production of fasteners. The company is engaged in import substitution of more than 500 types of products that were previously imported from Australia and Europe.


Main direction — economic diversification

The region focused on the oil sector is actively diversifying.

In the framework of the State Program of Industrial and Innovative Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the second five-year period (2015-2019) in Atyrau region, 28 projects for 667.8 billion tenge were implemented, which created 2,139 jobs.

Of these, one project on the Industrialization Map in the amount of 626.6 billion tenge with the creation of 767 jobs. Within the framework of the Entrepreneurship Support Card, 27 projects were implemented in the amount of 41 billion tenge with the creation of 1372 jobs.

In 2015-2018, 23 projects were implemented for 37.6 billion tenge with the creation of 1,259 jobs.

In 2019, four projects were implemented worth 3.6 billion tenge with the creation of 113 jobs.

Within the framework of the third five-year plan for 2020-2025, it is planned to implement seven projects worth 2.3 trillion tenge with the creation of 1,705 jobs. Of these, two projects on the Industrialization Map worth about 2.3 trillion tenge with the creation of 1,290 jobs.

In 2020, it is planned to commission three projects worth 10.7 billion tenge with the creation of 269 jobs. In 2022, it is planned to commission two projects worth 30 billion tenge with the creation of 146 jobs.


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