On Environmental Activity of Ust-Kamenogorsk CHP LLP

Ust-Kamenogorsk CHP LLP, being a life-support company of the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk, considers it important to maintain a balance between reliable heat supply, environmental safety of production and social responsibility.

The company has implemented and operates an environmental management system in accordance with the international standard ISO 14001, certification was confirmed by the Certification Association “Russian Register”. The industrial environmental control is carried out by the sanitary and industrial laboratory accredited by the National Accreditation Center for compliance with the requirements of Standard of the Republic of Kazakhstan MS/ ISO17025-2007.

Emissions to the environment of Ust-Kamenogorsk CHP LLP are carried out on the basis of an emission permit issued by the Committee for Environmental Regulation and Control of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Action Plan for environmental protection, coordinated by the Committee for Environmental Regulation and Control of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has been developed and is being implemented at Ust-Kamenogorsk CHP LLP. At the enterprise, the ecological best available technologies in the field of heat power engineering are introduced, according to the List approved by the order of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan No.155 of 24.11.2016.

Protection of atmospheric airAll boiler units of the plant are equipped with modern efficient ash collecting facilities of the "emulsifier" type in order to catch ash and sulfur dioxide emissions.
To reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere, technological methods of suppressing their formation in boiler furnaces are used. The system of lower blast on high-pressure boilers with the organization of step-by-step combustion of fuel; use of low-emission burners and high density dust supply technology are among them.

The implementation of a set of measures for the protection of atmospheric air enabled to comply with emission standards from boilers established by the Technical Regulations "Requirements for emissions to the environment when burning various types of fuel in boiler plants of thermal power plants".
In connection with the implementation of the Concept on the transition of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the "Green Economy" in Kazakhstan, a number of activities are aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

Protection of water resources

Measures to reduce the impact on water resources were gradually implemented at Ust-Kamenogorsk CHP LLP. Since 2005 the discharge of contaminated wastewater into the Irtysh River has been completely excluded through the commissioning of a circulating hydraulic ash removal system.

In 2012 a circulating system of technical water supply with cooling towers was commissioned. It made possible to rationally use water resources and reduce the discharge of normative-clean heat-exchange water in the river Ulba.
At the industrial site of the enterprise, three local wastewater treatment plants for the purification of storm sewage were put into operation.

Since 2016, the discharge of storm sewage into the Ulba River has been excluded due to the implementation of the project for the organization of collection and treatment of stormwater from the industrial site.

Handling of waste products

The company has developed a waste management program. Since 2005, safe disposal of ash and slag wastes has been ensured in the ash dump constructed with observance of all ecological requirements.

Ash disposal area was built using modern technologies in the quarry of the waste clay of the construction materials factory. Filling the spent quarry with loam is essentially a reclamation of the spent quarry. The decision taken to use this quarry is an example of the best practice of interaction between executive authorities and business.

In accordance with environmental requirements, sites for storing scrap metal, equipment and industrial wastes have been equipped. All other wastes are exported under contracts with specialized organizations.

Preventive measures, initiatives

The company's policy is also aimed at providing preventive security measures:

  • in the place of the combined discharge of sewage in the Ulba River, a defense boom was installed to prevent oil products from entering the Ulba;
  • secondary storage reservoirs for storage of petroleum products to prevent contamination of soil and groundwater;
  • kits for the prevention and elimination of possible straits in production units were purchased.

On a regular basis, the actions "Collect waste paper - show your culture!" are held. The company regularly landscapes the territory and sanitary protection zone, participates in city voluntary Saturday works and environmental actions.

The training of environmental requirements for the personnel of contractors in the corporate training center has been organized. Monthly, with the participation of the personnel of the enterprise and contractors, a “Safety and Ecology Day" is held, to raise awareness in the field of environmental protection

Cooperation and achievements

Ust-Kamenogorsk CHP LLP cooperates with various organizations in order to protect the environment:

  • Association of Legal Entities "Kazakhstan Association of Nature Users for Sustainable Development" (KAPUR),
  • Kazakhstan Electric Power Association,
  • Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the East Kazakhstan region,
  • Council of the public of the East Kazakhstan region.

In 2014 Ust-Kamenogorsk CHP LLP was awarded with the award from the Kazakhstan Association of Nature Users for Sustainable Development for its commitment to the principles of sustainable development

In 2016, Ust-Kamenogorsk CHP LLP, as a result of the Republican contest "Parys", was recognized as the best enterprise in the East Kazakhstan region in the nomination "For Contribution to the Environment".


«Ust-Kamenogorsk CHP» is part of the Group of companies
«Kazakhstan Utility Systems»