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Oil refinery modernization project in Kazakhstan
ABB has won a multi-million-dollar order to modernize a major oil refinery in Kazakhstan as part of the country's program to elevate the oil, gas and chemicals industry and accelerate growth nationally with digital technology.
ABB has won a multi-million-dollar order to modernize the Shykment oil refinery in Kazakhstan. The order win is against a wider backdrop, as the government-led “Digital Kazakhstan” program focuses on accelerating growth and elevating economic sectors including the oil, gas and chemicals industry throughout the Republic through digitalization, with a goal of creating a future digital economy by 2022.
The Shymkent project site was first commissioned in 1970 and is in the Sayramskiy region of Kazakhstan Shymkent. It is operated by PetroKazakhstan Oil Products (PKOP), as a joint venture between China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and KazMunayGas (KMG), the national oil and gas company of Kazakhstan.