24 Oct 2022 11:12

Kazatomprom to build sulfuric acid plant in Turkestan region

ALMATY. Oct 24 (Interfax) - Kazatomprom will build a sulfuric acid plant in the Sozak district of the Turkestan region, Kazakhstan's national atomic company said in a press release on Saturday.

The project was shown to Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov during his working trip to the Turkestan region.

The project will be carried out in 2022-2026, and the plant will be built close to the company's mines.

The company is currently considering potential investment in the new plant. The exact amount will be announced after completion of a feasibility study and design estimates, according to the press release.

This project will help create more jobs in the region, and about 800 people will be involved in construction activities.

The prime minister was also informed about the Kazakh-French joint venture KATCO, the management of which presented a project for uranium mining at the new South Tortkuduk site. The venture assumes that the new project will support continuous production for the next 15 years.

Kazatomprom is the national operator for export of uranium and its compounds, rare metals, nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants, special equipment, technologies and dual-use materials.