KMG Engineering was visited by representatives of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand
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Honourable guests were welcomed by Malik Salimgereev, General Director of KMGE Among the delegates was Mrs. Orathai Phubunlap Gunaseelan, Advisor and Deputy Head of the Representative Office of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand, experts of the Ministry of Industry of Thailand, National Agency for the Development of Science and Technology (NSTDA), Foreign Ministry, Investment Council, Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Thai Industry, Institute of Precious Stones and Jewelry, Electricity Production Authority of Thailand, International Company (EGATi) (EGATi). The Kazakh participants of the meeting were Rakhim Uteyev, Director of the Atyrau branch of KMGE and employees of the Department for Alternative Energy of KMGE.
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand plans to implement the Project “Assessment of the prospects of raw materials resources of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan for the development of green technology and energy industries, as well as the gemstone industry in the bio-circular (BCG) economy of Thailand”.
The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the possibilities of cooperation in the field of renewable energy sources and green hydrogen.
In his welcoming speech to the guests, Malik Salimgereev, head of the KMGE, emphasized the importance of decarbonization of the economy. In his opinion, hydrogen energy is seen as one of the most promising options.
– As a research institute, it is important for KMGE to monitor trends in this field in the world and build up its own potential. As part of the execution of the instructions of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan following the results of the 33rd plenary meeting of the Council of Foreign Investors, the Ministry of Energy, jointly with the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources, and NC “KazMunayGas” JSC were instructed to develop proposals for the development of hydrogen energy, Malik Zhanabayevich informed.
He declared that last year the first Hydrogen Energy Competence Center (now the Department of Alternative Energy) and the Laboratory for Hydrogen Technology Research in Kazakhstan were officially launched.
The Department is engaged in a comprehensive analysis of hydrogen technologies, cooperates on research projects of hydrogen energy, accompanies pilot projects of KMG and implements research work on hydrogen storage on the basis of laboratories for the study of hydrogen technologies on the basis of the Atyrau branch of KMGE.
Currently, within the framework of this project “Assessment of the prospects of raw materials resources of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan for the development of green technology and energy industries …”, a Thai delegation consisting of representatives of competent Thai government agencies and the private sector in the field of green energy continues to be in Kazakhstan in order to assess the prospects for acquiring and investing in raw materials in Kazakhstan for the development of the green energy industry and the production of green hydrogen in Thailand.