EBRD may support Kazakhstan in improving energy efficiency
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 14
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) may provide two senior loans to subsidiaries of KazTransGas JSC, which is Kazakhstan’s national gas operator, a representative of EBRD told Trend.
The EBRD Project Summary said that the senior loans totaling up to 244 million euros in local currency equivalent (tenge) may be allocated to the state-owned companies Intergas Central Asia JSC (ICA) and KazTransGas Aimak JSC (KTGA). These two companies are EBRD’s long-standing clients and fully owned subsidiaries of KazTransGas JSC.
The report also said that through the project, the EBRD is looking to help the subsidiaries of KazTransGas optimize the balance sheet, continue energy efficiency improvements and develop a Corporate Governance Action Plan.
The information said that the project’s approval is planned for May 28, 2020.
KazTransGas JSC is the largest gas supply company in Kazakhstan, representing the interests of the state on domestic gas market and worldwide. The only shareholder of the company is KazMunayGas National Company JSC.
KazTransGas operates natural gas transport via main gas pipelines, sales natural gas on domestic and foreign markets, and develops, finances, constructs and maintains pipelines and gas storages.
The company operates over 17,000 km of transmission gas pipelines, 40 000 km of distribution lines, 31 compressor stations and three underground gas storage facilities.
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