Project on construction of Atyrau aromatics plant postponed to 2014

ASTANA. August 1. KAZINFORM For a number of reasons the project on construction of aromatics plant will not be launched this year, acting chairman of JSC "KazMunayGas" Daniyar Berlibayev said at a meeting on the first halfyear results of work of the subsidiaries of JSC "Samruk-Kazyna".

"As for the construction of a plant for the production of aromatics, this project we had to launch in December of this year. But, presently there are some problems, and we will not succeed in launching it in December," he said.

According to D. Berlibayev, contractor Sinopec Engineering appealed to the Government to extend the implementation period of the project until 2014.

"The contractor had no experience in adapting to local standards, it took a while. Also, the reason for the delay was that they were not allowed to attract foreign manpower and did not deliver equipment from China on time," the acting head of the company noted.

He said the contractors from China would be penalized.

Chairman of the Board of "Samruk-Kazyna" Umirzak Shukeyev noted that "Chinese companies have delays in many Kazakh projects, so it is needed to take stern measures and claim penalties from the contractors."


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