The Team provided legal services to the country's largest gas pipeline owner, which is the only route for gas exports from Kazakhstan to China. The 1,449-kilometre gas pipeline runs through four regions of the country. As the Client intended to transfer and sell three power generation stations to another market player, Unicase was engaged as a legal advisor to conduct an extensive due diligence. We reviewed all documents for the pipeline compressor stations, including ownership of land and buildings. We also verified the correctness of the structures commissioning. As a result, we provided comprehensive legal opinions on each of the three stations for sale.
Beineu-Shymkent Gas Pipeline
The deal is significant as it was aimed at increasing the capacity of the pipeline from 10 to 15 billion m3 per year, which makes the pipeline strategic: it allows the diversification of Kazakhstan gas exports, ensures the energy security of the Republic, and creates a unified gas transportation system.
The Project will contribute massively to the government tax revenues growth, provide stability for gas export and overall energy security. Also, the pipeline will create new workplaces, attracting professionals and providing more stability to the southern region of Kazakhstan.
Currently, the Kazakhstan Energy Ministry, a number of other government agencies, the Unicase Law Firm, and Samruk-Energy JSC are implementing a whole range of measures aimed at improving the conditions for investment projects in hydroelectric power plants construction.
Being current on market developments, we advised a Chinese Investment Fund and a Leading Chinese Law Firm on a wide range of subsoil use operations regulatory matters, state approvals, land, and environmental legal issues, to support the Fund in its investments into a large hydrocarbon mine in Kazakhstan.
The Unicase Team made a comprehensive analysis of electricity tariff formation and balancing electricity services for regulating the capacity of large and small hydroelectric power plants in Kazakhstan.
Unicase provided consultancy services to a Chinese the oil and gas company as part of a consortium of transborder companies for the construction of a comprehensive gas production project with an estimated value of 500 million USD
Reconstruction of Almaty TPP-2
Unicase team provides comprehensive legal support for the investment project of Almaty Power Plants JSC, a subsidiary of Samruk-Energy JSC which holds 100% of the company's stocks, on modernise Almaty TPP-2 with a focus on minimising the environmental impact.