Today, as part of of his working trip, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited the production facility of the Schlumberger Company and the Aktau Steel LLP metallurgic plant in Aktau, where he familiarized himself with the progress of digitalization and the introduction of Industry 4.0 elements.

During his visit to the Kazakh branch of Schlumberger, Bakytzhan Sagintayev got acquainted with the technological process and new production and service capabilities of the oilfield service enterprise.

The Head of Schlumberger in Kazakhstan M. Raziev reported on the progress of digitization. He said that Schlumberger is engaged in providing services for the projects "Digital Deposit", "I-invoicing", "Invoicing" to oil producing companies such as JV Kazgermunai, Karazhanbasmunai, KNOS, Karachaganak Petroleum Operating, LLP Tengizchevroil. According to M. Raziev, in the future the enterprise intends to become a major hub providing support for the implementation of projects throughout the Caspian region.

For reference: Schlumberger is the world's leading technology provider for integrated reservoir evaluation, well construction, hydrocarbon production and processing management. The company operates in more than 85 countries around the world and employs approximately 100 000 employees of more than 140 nationalities.

The next place of visit was the metallurgical plant of Aktau Steel LLP, located on the territory of the industrial zone and put into operation after modernization in March of this year. It should be noted that reconstruction was carried out through foreign investments of $ 22 million.

The Prime Minister inspected the electric steel smelting and rolling shops, where new equipment was installed that meets world standards. To date, the production capacity is 300 thousand tonnes of square billet and 250 thousand tonnes of rolled steel bars per year. Finished products are supplied to the domestic market, and also exported abroad.

During the inspection, the Director General of Aktau Steel LLP, R. Mirzayev, reported that at present about 150 jobs have been created at the enterprise. However, after the plant's output at full capacity, the number of jobs will be doubled.

For reference: In January-April, investments in fixed assets of Mangystau region amounted to 131 billion tenge. The volume of industrial production for the same period last year amounted to 910 billion tenge. The volume index is 101.5% of the corresponding period of 2017. In mining and quarrying industry, which accounts for 85.9% of the total output of industrial products, the volume of production amounted to 781.9 billion tenge, volume index - 101.6%. In the processing industry (the share of the industry - 8.6%) for the reporting period, the output was 78.5 billion tenge; the index of physical volume was 112.2%.

Growth is noted in the production of other non-metallic mineral products - by 14.5%, finished metal products, except machinery and equipment - 2.6 times, rubber and plastic products - 1.8 times, leather products - 1.2 times.

Published: 08 June 2018



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