During the meeting with Oliver Pfann, Senior Vice President of Linde GmbH for the Middle East, Europe and Africa, issues of cooperation in the field of gas and engineering technology were discussed.
The Head of State welcomed the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation and Understanding between NC “KazMunayGas” JSC and Linde GmbH, which provides for the implementation of existing and future oil and gas chemical projects in our country.
In accordance with previous agreements, Linde is using its own technology to develop an extended basic design for ethane cracking and air separation (nitrogen, industrial air) units used in the production of polyethylene.
The President was also informed of the company's interest in becoming a co-investor in a 1.3 million tonnes per annum urea production project.
President Tokayev noted that this production is of great importance not only for the development of the petrochemical industry, but also for agriculture, especially in the cultivation of rice and grain crops.
Oliver Pfann, for his part, emphasized the prospects of the regional market and Linde's readiness for long-term and productive cooperation in implementing innovative and sustainable solutions in petrochemical and gas chemical production facilities in Kazakhstan.
Linde GmbH is the world's leading company in mechanical engineering and the design and production of industrial gases. The company's annual turnover in 2022 was 33.36 billion euros. The company employs more than 60,000 people worldwide.