On July 16, the Integrated Petrochemical Complex (IPCI) in the Atyrau region received electricity from “Karabatan Utility Solutions” LLP to the main step-down substation with a voltage of 110 kW. It will be recalled that in order to ensure precommissioning and commissioning works, as well as industrial operation of the IPCI, it is necessary to timely provide all the necessary energy resources.
As Rakhmetulla Kapanov, the deputy chief engineer for production support said, at the moment, test measurements are being carried out with subsequent setting for a 72-hour exposure. The equipment is operating normally, the shift staff from the KPI project operator (“Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc.”) is complete, monitoring and duty is carried out jointly with the general construction contractor CNCEC.
“After passing the exposure, the electricity will be supplied to the second transformer, and as soon as it successfully passes the 72-hour exposure, it will be possible to consider that the plant has accepted the electricity. The next challenge is to distribute power from the substation throughout the complex to perform individual tests on dynamic and other equipment”
- he said.
In this regard, today we can say that the first step has been taken to start commissioning.
“Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc.” LLP (“KPI Inc.”) was established in 2008 and is part of the group of companies of “NWF” Samruk-Kazyna” JSC. Participants of “KPI Inc.”: 99% - “United Chemical Company” LLP (100% subsidiary of “NWF “Samruk-Kazyna” JSC), 1% - “Almex Plus” LLP.
The EPC contract for the construction of a petrochemical complex was concluded on December 15, 2015 for the amount of USD 1,865 million between “Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc.” LLP and China National Chemical Engineering Company (PRC). The Facility agreement was signed in September 2016.
On June 28, 2018, in accordance with the instruction of “NWF “Samruk-Kazyna” JSC, “KPI Inc.” LLP transferred to the trust management of JSC “NC “KazMunaiGas” on June 28, 2018.