Interregional cooperation

One of the most effective tools promoting development of local content and familiarization with the capabilities of local producers are visits by KPO representatives to the RoK regions as part the of the interregional cooperation.

Development of such cooperation allows KPO to see at first hand the products and capabilities of regional manufacturers and service providers. Regional companies, in their turn, obtain information about KPO’s current and future needs, including technical specifications, procurement and local content requirements, etc.

While strongly encouraged by the previous rounds of interregional cooperation engagements, KPO carried on with touring various RoK regions in 2018. The table below shows the activities carried out in 2018 within the framework of interregional cooperation.

Activities carried out in the framework of interregional cooperation, 2018

Visited region

Outcomes

Nur-Sultan city

KPO shared information on perspective opportunities for local content engagement in the supply chain of GWS at the extended meeting attended by around 15 Nursultan-based companies. KPO overview included future project demands, expansion project scopes and requirements to potential contractors willing to cooperate with KPO.

KPO has identified locally produced H2S gas escape filter hood masks for further study of the potential supply of such goods for Operation needs.

East Kazakhstan oblast

KPO management visited manufacturing plants of the region, focusing on prioritized category of goods for localization of supply and expansion project needs:

  • «Ust-Kamenogorsk valve plant» (UKAZ), API Q1 certified valve manufacturer,
  • «Ust-Kamenogorsk Industrial Plant» (UZPA), manufacturer of valves, and oil and gas industry equipment,
  • «Silumin-Vostok», manufacturer of valves, electrical equipment and pumps, automation services supplier,
  • JSC «KEMONT», manufacturer of electrical equipment.

During the visit, KPO signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in Local Content development with the Akimat of East Kazakhstan oblast, and as for the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding, KPO plans site visits of technical experts to the plants in 2019.