OREANDA-NEWS. July 14, 2010. JSC NC KazMunayGas makes active efforts to increase the share of the Kazakh content in the purchases of goods, works, and services.

Thus, the total volume of purchases in the KazMunayGas group of companies amounted to KZT530.8 bln. in January-May this year, the Kazakh suppliers accounting for goods, works, and services for an amount of KZT347.4 bln., or 65%.

Particularly the total volume of the goods purchased in the amount of KZT 273.2 bln. contains KZT188.7 bln. of the Kazakh suppliers share or 69 % of the Kazakh content.

The total volume of the concluded work contracts amounts to KZT106.6 bln., including the contracts concluded with the Kazakh suppliers totaling to KZT61.5 bln, the Kazakh content comprising 58%.

The total services were purchased to the amount of KZT150.8 bln, including KZT97.2 bln. for services of the Kazakh suppliers, the Kazakh content in the purchases comprised 64%.

In the course of the business meetings with the manufacturers held in January-April this year in the regions of the Republic, including Petropavlovsk, Uralsk, Pavlodar, Taraz, Kokshetau, Shymkent, Aktobe, new Memorandums of Cooperation for 2010 for an amount of KZT6.4 bln. have been signed.

To implement strategies on the Kazakh content enhancement in the purchases of goods, works and services, a Promotion Program of oil and gas engineering development in RK by the KMG group of companies has been developed for 2010-2012.

Within a framework of the Program implementation in January-April of this year a number of contracts were concluded with the machine-building works of Kazakhstan, among them JSC Aktobe oil equipment plant for the pump rods supply, JSC Munaishi for beam hole pump supply, JSC Petropavlovsk heavy engineering factory for special equipment supply, KSP Steel LLP for pipe products supply, JSC Belkamit for containers supply and other enterprises of the Republic.

At present an agreement between JSC Intergas Central Asia and JSC West Kazakhstan Engineering Company for production and supply of air preheaters VPT 1200 to the amount of KZT727 mln. is being negotiated.