2012

Kazatomprom is the innovation leader!

February

2012 was full of significant dates in the history of the Company. LLP "Institute of High Technologies" celebrated a 10-year anniversary. Seminar "Recent scientific and technological issues of the uranium industry. Energy and resource conservation. " was timed to this event.

March

JSC "Ulba Metallurgical Plant" was awarded winning the main prize of "Senim-2011" national contest. "UMP" was recognized the winner in two nominations: "The Best Company employer in the region, with more than 250 employees" and "Best HR-project".

On March 27, "Ulba Metallurgical Plant" held a public hearing, the theme of which was the construction of a new production of fuel assemblies (FA) for nuclear power plants. Representatives of the executive power, deputies of the city maslikhat, public organizations of Ust-Kamenogorsk, the activists of "Nur Otan", the employees of UFG are brought together to discuss the project. The meeting was attended by experts of the company AREVA, taking part in the project. As a result of hearings the protocol was designed, which recorded the general opinion of the participants is positive, attitude to the construction of a plant for the production of fuel assemblies on the basis of JSC "UMP". It was decided to approve the draft and send it to the environmental impact assessment in accordance with the law.

May

In the framework of the official visit of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Mr. Yukio Edano to the Republic of Kazakhstan, a memorandum on cooperation between the National Atomic Company "Kazatomprom" and Japanese partners is signed. Memorandum of relationships for Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and a Memorandum of Intent and mutually beneficial cooperation on the project of development of rare-earth metals in the Republic of Kazakhstan between JSC "NAC" Kazatomprom », Sumitomo Corp. Japanese corporations and oil, gas and metals (Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) are signed.

June

The sulfuric acid production began at the plant LLP "SKZ-U». Sulfuric acid plant was built in the district of Zhanakorgan of Kyzylorda region by the Kazatomprom jointly with Japanese «SAP-Japan Corporation» and the Canadian «Uranium One». The new plant is grown in the desert for almost 2 years. It was began on  August 31, 2009 and completed in December 2011. After the completion of all pre-commissioning, the plant started production.

July

Kazatomprom received awards again. Within the framework of the Third International Mining and Metallurgical Congress - Astana Mining & Metallurgy (AMM 2012), there was awarding of winners of the "Golden Hephaestus". "Geology of the Year" was the director of the branch of JSC "Volkovgeology" "prospecting expedition №7" - Shepelev Sergey, the discoverer of the "Inkai"deposit and the Honorary Prospector. The second prize of holding company "Kazatomprom" has brought LLP "Institute of High Technologies", which became the winner in the category - "Leader of Innovation of the Year".

on July 14, JSC "NAC" Kazatomprom "celebrated its 15th anniversary. For 15 years the company has come a long way to success. Kazatomprom not only successfully overcome all the difficulties, but also largely extent the industry's potential, turning Kazakhstan into the most powerful uranium power.

October

LLP "Taukent mining and chemical plant" - one of the largest uranium mining companies in Kazakhstan, has marked the 30 anniversary of the creation. The main activity of TMCP until 2004 was uranium mining and processing to yellowcake, wherein the content of uranium concentrates is about 30%. Uranium mining and processing added in 2014. JSC "NAC" Kazatomprom " is based on TMCP refinery, mine group allowed the company to produce export products - uranium oxide, with the content of the metal up to 87%. Today TMCP produces high quality products with the classic method of uranium extraction from sulfuric acid solutions.

With the help of uranium mining companies, such as "Ortalyk" and "Katko" in the Shu province of South Kazakhstan region, for the first time since the founding, there was a high-quality drinking water. It provides a supply container water treatment system, the smooth and efficient operation that provide alternative power sources - solar panels and wind stations. Since the establishment of Shu in 1962, its inhabitants had to experience problems with drinking water. The nearest borehole is 20 kilometers from the province.

On October 26,  in Astana by the initiative of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan,  patrons were honored in the field of education. The head of JSC "NAC" Kazatomprom" was recognized as one of the top philanthropists in the category "Investing in the Future " and was awarded a gold medal "Patron".

On October 30, The heat pump boiler in the Kirov high school of Praporschikovo village of Glubokoe district of East Kazakhstan region is started. This is the first object of education, heating of which will be carried out on the basis of heat pump units (HPU), produced in "Mashzavod" - subsidiary of JSC "UMP".

November

On November 2, there was an opening ceremony of the new production complex of collective concentrates of rare earth metals (REM) in Stepnogorsk in Akmola region, built by a joint Kazakh-Japanese company «Summit Atom Rare Earth Company» (SARECO).

December

On December 25, LLP «Astana Solar» was launched commissioning of the plant for the production of photovoltaic modules in Astana. Production line was started by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. Plant LLP «Astana Solar» is the final technological link of KazPV major project, where fully integrated production line for the production of renewable energy was created in Kazakhstan.

President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev presented the main awards of the best domestic enterprises of the country's industrialization. JSC "NAC" Kazatomprom " was recognized "innovation leader" for 2012.