The local government of the Orenburg Region, one of russia’s largest regions has chosen Dyckerhoff AG as investor for the construction of a cement in Abkbulaksky district according to local sources. Construction will start in January 2008 and is expected to be completed by 2011. The 1.8Mta plant will be built near the local chalk fields that holds 106.4Mt of proven reserves. Its product is destined for both local and markets further afield.
The Orenburg Region is one of the largest regions of the Russian Federation. The region is located at the meeting point of Europe and Asia and is part of the Ural economic district. It borders on the Republic of Bashkortostan and Chelyabinsk Region in the north, Kazakhstan in the east and south, and Samara Region in the west. It occupies a huge territory in the Southern Pre-Urals. The region extends 750 km from west to east; its border with Kazakhstan is 1876 km long.
The western part of the region is one of Russia’s main oil and gas producing areas. Out of 195 discovered oil and gas fields, 5 have recoverable oil reserves of more than 30 million tons. Intensive exploratory drilling is being carried out, and oil reserves are increasing at a rate of 5 to 7.5 million tons annually. Recoverable hydrocarbon resources in Orenburg Region are estimated at 1665 million tons of oil, 2712 billion m3 of gas, and 258 million tons of condensate.