• Client: CaspiCement LLP (HeidelbergCement)
  • Where & When: Mangistau region, 2015
  • Capacity: 800 thousand tons of cement per year


CaspiCement plant is one of the first plants in the world where clinker is produced using advanced energy-saving  dry chalk-based technology.

The plant plays an important role in the economy of the West Kazakhstan Region where the oil and gas industry consumes large amounts of cement. Previously, cement had to be imported from the neighboring countries. Today the plant supplies cement to the Caspian Sea Region and to the neighboring markets in Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. Moreover, the new plant will reduce the tension at the Bukhtarma cement plant.


The plant site is located 5 km to the south from the village of Shetpe in Mangistau region and 160 km to the east of the city of Aktau. The main raw materials of the cement production include chalk and clay supplied from the nearby Shetpe-Yuzhnoye and Ausar Deposits. The design incorporates high level of process automation and mechanization.


General performance characteristics of the cement plant:

  • Site area: 75 hectares 
  • Footprint: 162,795 m2 
  • Capacity: 800 thousand tons per year with future full growth to 2 million tons per year
  • Annual inbound freight turnover: 1271.1 thousand tons; annual outbound freight turnover: 590 thousand tons


The motor transport will be used to ensure the abovementioned freight turnover. In addition, Shetpe railway station was modernized to provide trouble-free transportation. The shipment of cement and the arrival of goods will mainly be done by rail. There is a modern camp for 110 workers 2 km from the plant.


The general construction contractor and equipment supplier was CDI (China), a member of SINOMA Group. The dry-process raw meal preparation and clinker burning technology adopted by CDI conforms to the up-to-date international standards in terms of both production performance and equipment capacity. The equipment makes it possible to produce different grades of cement in accordance with the applicable standards.


The project was implemented by HeidelbergCement, a company that has been operating in Kazakhstan since 2005, and that has factories and plants in more than 40 countries. HeidelbergCement was supported by the government, and this project was included in the government program of accelerated industrial and innovative development of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The total investment in the Heidelbergcement plant was about 200 million euros.