Vicat considers extension of Kazakh plant and construction of new terminal

Vicat considers extension of Kazakh plant and construction of new terminal
Published: 29 September 2015


The Kazakh Vice Minister of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan, Albert Rau, has met with President of Vicat Group, Guy Sidos, and Honorary President of the group, Jacques Merceron-Vicat, to discuss the operation and possible extension of Vicat's existing production plant at Zhambyl.

The meeting also announced the construction of a US$10m terminal in Astana in 2016, according to reports by AKI Press. The terminal will also act as a packing plant, research and testing centre.

Vicat entered Kazakhstan in 2010 with its 1.1Mta Zhambyl plant, near Mynaral. The Kazakh market increased by 10 per cent during the first half of the year. Full year consumption is expected to reach 9.4Mt  from 8.5Mt in 2014, according to local industry commentators.