Yıldırım Holding announced that they will start construction of the first soda ash plant in Kazakhstan. Owned by Qazaq Soda LLP, a subsidiary of Yıldırım Holding, the project is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2021.
Stating that 400 million dollars will be invested in the project within the scope of the first phase works, the company noted that as a result of the first phase works planned to be completed in 2024, the facility will have a production capacity of 500 thousand tons. The final production capacity of the facility is targeted to be 1 million tons.
Stating that approximately 1000 people will be employed during the construction phase of the project, the company noted that after the facility is commissioned, 300 people will be directly employed and 1000 people will be indirectly employed.
With the commissioning of the country’s first soda ash plant, it is expected that Kazakhstan’s soda ash demand will be fully met and the country will become a soda ash exporter.