Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) organised a business mission to Almaty & Astana, Kazakhstan on the side-lines of the Future Clean Energy Expo 2017. Six Singapore companies and institutions joined the mission and visited Almaty and Astana the capital city of Kazakhstan. Over the 3-day period 19 meetings were organised with government officials and companies in the renewable energy, construction and gas sectors.
Mission in Astana started with a meeting with Mr. Bakhytzhan Dzhaksaliyev, Vice Minister, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. H.E. Vice-Minister welcomes the business delegation from Singapore and shared Kazakhstan’s potential in renewables. This meeting was followed with a meeting with Mr Gani Salimzhuarov from Samruk Energy JSC and site visit to Astana Solar LLC.
Minister of Trade and Industry of Singapore, Dr Koh Poh Koon joined the business delegation for the site visit where Astana Solar LLC shared the manufacturing process in the plant. Astana Solar has full production cycle, from raw materials to final product with the production cycle within Republic of Kazakhstan (raw materials on the south, cells in the Eastern Kazakhstan, manufactured in Astana).
The feedback collected over 15 leads were generated for Singapore companies and up to SGD2 million of sales expected in the next 12 months. All the companies had positive feedback on the mission logistics, meetings and overall coordination on the ground: