Kazakhstan, Astana, March 17/ Trend A.Maratov /
KazMunaiGas will commence the construction of the Northern-Caspian Ecological Oil Spills Response Base (NCEOSRB) in Atyrau.
"The goal is to guarantee a rapid response to oil spills during commercial development in the northern Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea, as well as to hold ecological and weather monitoring, and fauna rehabilitation," KazMunaiGas said in a press release.
According to the press release, the NCOSRB will be constructed on the Ural River's left bank 3.6 km to the south of the Damba settlement in the Atyrau region. The site lies outside the Ural River's water conservation zone and the Akzhaik State Nature Reserve.
KazMunaiGas is the national hydrocarbon exploration, production, refining and transportation operator, which represents state interests in the oil and gas sector. Some 100 percent of the shares belong to the Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund.