Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev paid a working visit to the Aktau bitumen plant

On October 1, 2014 the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev paid a working visit to the Aktau bitumen plant, built in the framework of the State Program on Forced Industrial-Innovative Development of Kazakhstan for 2010-2014 to meet the needs of the road sector in high-quality road bitumen.

The Aktau bitumen plant was commissioned in December 2013 under Industrialization Day, with the participation of the Head of State. The design capacity of the bitumen plant in Aktau: refining 1 million tons per year of oil from the field Karazhanbas which is the best material in technical characteristics for the production of high quality road bitumen.

 In August of the current year plant reached design parameters (daily load of 3,000 tons). Since early this year the plant produced 125 thousand tons of road bitumen. It is about 400 km. roads (in the second category - 2 lanes road). With the release of the plant at full capacity the country’s needs for road bitumen are completely covered (taking into account the production of other domestic producers). For comparison, in 2013, imports of bitumen in Kazakhstan amounted to more than 202 thousand tons.

Production of the plant is supplied for the construction of an international highway «Western Europe - Western China» roads of republican significance ​​«Shymkent - Kyzylorda», «Astana - Pavlodar», «Astana - Temirtau», «Atyrau-Aktau».

Bitumen plant in Aktau in all parameters exceeds the requirements of state standards (ST RK 1373-2013) and corresponds to the best international standards.

At present the Aktau bitumen plant is preparing for the production of polymer-modified bitumen which is an innovative road material that previously was not produced in Kazakhstan and was not used in road construction.

Polymer-modified bitumen due to the improved characteristics on heat, frost and abrasion resistance prolongs the service life of asphalt concrete pavements by 1.5-2 times.
In order to avoid loss of quality of bitumen during transportation for the first time in Kazakhstan, the Aktau bitumen plant implemented the technology on the packaging of bitumen into a disposable transport packaging of two types - Big Bag (1000 lbs.) and a plastic bag (40 kg.)

 The use of pre-packed cold bitumen will not only to keep quality of the material, but also to get savings on asphalt concrete plants due to reduction of  costs for maintaining the of bitumen in the melted state in storage, and resolves energy efficiency issues. 

Annually, the plant will produce about 400 thousand tons of oxidized and 120 thousand tons of modified road bitumen.


Production and consumption of bitumen in the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2011-2014 years


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2012 year

2013 year





Consumption in RK






Production in RK






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* the amount of imported bitumen under contracts for 2013


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JSC »KazMunaiGas - Refining and Marketing» - 100 percent subsidiary of JSC NC «KazMunaiGas». The assets of the company - «Atyrau Oil Refinery» LLP (99.53%), «PetroKazakhstan Oil Products» LLP (49.7%), «Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant» LLP (100%), «KazMunayGaz Onіmderі» LLP (100%), JV «Caspi Bitum» LLP (50%). The main directions of activity: management of refining assets, exports of oil and petroleum products, the development of retail sales of petroleum products.
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