Kazatomprom JSC NAC is a national operator in the Republic of Kazakhstan for the import and export of uranium, rare metals, and nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants. Samruk-Kazyna JSC is the only shareholder of the company. Kazakhstan has been the world leader in the extraction of natural uranium since 2009.
Since 2009, Kazatomprom has been the world leader in the extraction of natural uranium
There are 80 legal enterprises that comprise the group of companies of Kazatomprom, employing about 27,000 people. Assets of the National Atomic Company include all of the complexes of the enterprises involved in the production chain of end products – from geological exploration, extraction of uranium, and nuclear fuel production, to science, social security and training.
The strategic objectives of Kazatomprom are focused on maintaining their leading position in the world market of natural uranium, the maximum diversification of activities in the pre-reaction nuclear fuel cycle (NFC) by participation in foreign assets (in stages of conversion, separation of uranium isotopes, nuclear fuel production, construction of nuclear power plants); as well as diversification into hi-tech initiatives, with the development and use of the associated scientific and technical capacity of the company.
27,000 people in 80 legal enterprises
Access to rich fields of uranium will allow Kazatomprom to provide its production processes with local, raw materials for many decades to come. The extraction of natural uranium is conducted in an ecologically safe and economically sound method of underground, borehole lixiviation (UBL) which ensures the technological leadership of the company in a low-cost segment. It is unique in that UBL excludes direct participation of personnel in the course of production. Kazakhstan uranium concentrate provides more than 40% of the demand for peaceful nuclear power and is delivered to all countries of the world where the NPPs are operated.
Kazatomprom works under long-term agreements with the leading international companies in the energy sector, and has never failed to fulfil product delivery throughout the company’s history. This reputation for success is especially valuable in the uranium market.