KPSP design institute provides  a consultancy on a pre-design stage, planning and building permits preparation service, basic design data collection service, and execution of required engineering investigation. 

Basic design data collection. Project feasibility study

The basis for performing design work is a contract between a Client and design company which shall include a Design Specification. Design Specification shall contain the list of requirements issued by the Client and municipal services as well as terms of initial planning and building permits. 


Usually collection and registration of initial planning and building permits are assigned to the Technical Supervisor. Initial planning and building permits are approved considering the number of processes, the most important of which are topographic survey and geological investigation reports determining condition for the forthcoming construction. Construction permit is issued based on the approvals of the authorized bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Architecture, Urban Development and Construction, Land Committee, Sanitary and Epidemiological Agency, State Fire Supervision Body and other authorities determining the terms of land plot allocation and utilities provision. 


In order to prepare all basic data Client has to do a lot of pre-design work:

  • project's business planning ( feasibilty study),
  • land plot allocation and acqusition of all the required technical specifications,
  • engineering surveys on site/ route,
  • other activities depending on the nature of a project. 


Engineers of the institute may carry out a full range of pre-design work and prepare all required basic data on behalf of the Customer as part of complex project, if this condition is envisaged by a Contract.


A list of required basic data is being specified in each case individually and depends on features of a project and characteristics of a site location.

  • Design Specification, if design documents are prepared on the basis of the contract
  • Technical and Economic Assessment
  • Feasibility study
  • Site/Route Selection
  • Land Plot Allocation
  • Engineering survey report
  • Utility Connection Specifications, Roads and Railways Connection Specifications
  • Structural Health Surveys for Reconstruction Projects
  • Title documents for the project (in case of reconstruction or overhaul)
  • Owner's decommissioning and abandonment certificates (if demolition of the facility is required)
  • Development of measurement drawings of existing facilities
  • Functional profile of the facility
  • Fuel, gas, water, water disposal and electrical power demands for the facility
  • Estimated expenses connected with demolition of the facility, rehousing of people, relocation of networks (if necessary)
  • Design capacity of the facility (required for industrial facilities)
  • Data on use of inventions in the project, results of performed patent researches 
  • Facilities layout with designed access ways
  • Determination of public easement boundaries and areas (if any)


The package of initial planning and construction documents includes:

  • Decision on Land Plot Allocation issued by Local Executive Body
  • Architectural Planning Specification
  • Structural Health Survey Reports
  • Site Investigation Reports
  • Utilities Connection Specifications with Routing Layouts
  • Concept Design
  • Overhaul Specification
  • Documents to be submitted for review and approval by Environmental Protection and Industrial Safety Authorities
  • Permits and approvals of authorized bodies

In accordance with SP RK 1.02-21-2007, "Guidelines for the development, review, approval and scope of feasibility study", a feasibility study is not required:

  • when the designed facilities are funded on non-repayable terms, and if expediency of the construction and technical and economic index of construction are specified by urban planning documentation of the area,
  • when implementing the unsophisticated projects with typical design approved in the course of government programs.


Feasibility study is a pre-design document consisting of engineering and organizational solutions, cost estimating and other figures allowing determination of expediency and efficiency of the project. The objective of the feasibility study is to prove expediency of the project, and show efficiency of the fund placement by the investing company.   


Structure and content of certain articles in the feasibility study are determined by the developer responsible for the accuracy and credibility of the results obtained.


Feasibility study includes the following:

  • Project's general information
  • Capital Expenses
  • Operating Expenses
  • Work Program
  • Design and engineering documentation
  • Labor resources
  • Project financing
  • Project implementation schedule
  • Assessment of commercial viability of project implementation


KPSP developed Feasibility Studies for the following projects:


  • Revision of the Feasibility Study for the Ferry Complex in Kuryk Port: Railroads, Mangystau Region

Client: NC Kazakhstan Temir Zholy JSC, 2016


  • Expansion of Confectionary Factory, Karaganda

Client: Konfety Karagandy JSC, 2016


  • Liquefied Natural Gas Plant, Taraz

Clients: Astand Trans-Oil LLP and CIMC Enric, 2015


  • Alaigyr Polymetallic Ore Mining and Processing Plant, Karaganda Region.

Client: Tau-Ken Samruk JSC, 2014


  • Main technical solutions designed to increase capacity of Nikolaevsk Concentrator, East Kazakhstan Region

Client: Kazakhmys Corporation LLC (ZAO RIVS-Proekt), 2013


  • Machinery and Repair Plant: Cast House Reconstruction, Rundiy

Client: SSGPO JSC, 2013


  • Feasibility Study for equipment selection at Bogatyr coal mine, Ekibastuz

Client: Hatch Engineering and Consulting LLC, 2012


  • Reconstruction of water supply and sewage networks in Zhairem village, Karaganda Region

Client: Kazzink LLP (Engineering Dobersek GmbH), 2006