Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world with enormous mineral resources. Such projects are strategically important as they contribute to the development of the country's economy. The total reserves of tungsten trioxide in Kazakhstan are estimated at 2 million tonnes, and the deposit is one of the largest.
The Project involved creating internal procurement mechanisms for the Client from scratch. Violation of the procurement procedures by subsoil users may lead to disqualification of the works, services, and goods procured from the work programme.
Eventually, these will not be counted as the fulfilment of the subsoil user commitments under the relevant contract, which in turn may result in a subsoil use contract termination by the Kazakhstan government. Unicase provided full support to the Client to drive any noncompliance with the procurement rules out and to make certain everything went smooth.
The procured works on the tungsten field development will contribute to the development of the solid minerals mining industry, new jobs creation, as well as Kazakhstan export potential improvement.