General Director of Intergas Central Asia, JSC

Chairman of the Management Board


Mr. Kasseyev was born on August 14, 1967 in East-Kazakhstan oblast.
Education: Graduate of Kazakh Polytechnical Institute (1991) named after V.I. Lenin, Engineer.

1991 – 1998,  Management positions in commercial entities.

1998 – 2001, Director of Ust-Kamenogorsk Gas Management Administration, LLP, then Deputy Managing Director of Alautransgas, OJSC.

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10 января 2022 года - день общенационального траура в Республике Казахстан

    The goal of the environmental policy of Intergas Central Asia, JSC is to ensure the environmental safety of production activities based on the parity of economic, social and environmental values.

    The main objective in the field of ecology is to continuously reduce the negative impact on the environment.

    Intergas Central Asia, JSC fully acknowledges and accepts the responsibility to society on industrial and environmental safety issues, since environmental protection is an integral and important part of the gas transmission business. The company is interested not only in achieving production results and its economic efficiency, but also in ensuring the environmental safety of production facilities.

    Intergas Central Asia invariably adheres to generally accepted international standards, as well as environmental requirements of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The company's environmental policy is carried out in accordance with the goals and obligations of the Environmental Protection Policy, which is aimed at stabilizing environmental risks and ensuring environmental safety in business activities.

    The company is constantly working to implement actions aimed at protecting the environment. It is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan and other legislative and regulatory acts in the field of environmental protection and international standards.

    Integrated management system

    The company successfully operates an integrated management system, which is based on international standards MS ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO / IEC 27001, state standards ST RK ISO 9001, ST RK ISO 14001, ST RK OHSAS 18001, ST RK ISO 50001 and the Methodology of EFQM Excellence Model. Еру EFQM is the only official organization of the European Union responsible for organization and conduct of the annual competition for the European award for quality and excellence in company management.

    Intergas Central Asia, JSC approved the Goals and Policies in the field of Quality, occupational safety and health and environmental protection, as well as the Strategic Plan for the further development of the KazTransGas group of companies, "100 steps in the field of gas and gas supply".

    Monitoring and supervision of the effectiveness and efficiency of the company's processes and activities in relation to these documents is carried out through:

    ∙ implementation of ongoing monitoring and reviewing of the effectiveness of processes, monitoring and analysis of the satisfaction of customers and other interested parties;

    ∙ conduct of scheduled and unscheduled internal audits for compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001 (ST RK ISO 9001), OHSAS 18001 (ST RK OHSAS 18001), ISO 14001 (ST RK ISO 14001), ST RK ISO 50001 and ISO / IEC 27001;

    ∙ conduct of an annual self-assessment in accordance with the EFQM Model;

    ∙ analysis of IMS functioning by the company's management.

    Since 2016, Intergas Central Asia, JSC has been conducting self-assessment in accordance with the fundamental concepts and criteria of the EFQM Excellence Model. Thus, in 2017, the company successfully accomplished the external assessment procedure and received the Recognised to Excellence, 4 Star level certificate, and in 2018 the company had further external assessment procedure and received the Recognized to Excellence, 5 Star award.

    In June 2017, Intergas Central Asia successfully completed the external supervisory audit procedure and confirmed the compliance certificates of the management systems with the standards ISO 9001 (ST RK ISO 9001), OHSAS 18001 (ST RK OHSAS 18001), ISO 14001 (ST RK ISO 14001) and ST RK ISO 50001.

    Since 2017, Intergas Central Asia  has introduced the international standard ISO/IEC 27001 - Information Technology. Security Methods. Information security management system (ISMS).

    In 2018, the following activities were carried out in the field of development of the Integrated Management System:

    ∙ internal and external audits of the IMS of the Central Office and branches of the company for compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001 (ST RK ISO 9001), OHSAS 18001 (ST RK OHSAS 18001), ISO 14001 (ST RK ISO 14001), ST RK ISO 50001, ISO/IEC 27001 ;

    ∙ improvement of the quality management system documentation in accordance with the requirements of IS ISO 9001:2015 and environmental management in accordance with the requirements of IS ISO 14001:2015, as well as their integration with the existing IMS of the company in accordance with the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007, ST RK ISO 50001:2012, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and the EFQM methodology for Excellence Model, 4 Star;

    ∙regular training of all employees of the company in the field of the Integrated Management System.

    In June 2019, Intergas Central Asia introduced new versions of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System and received certificates of compliance with the new versions of the standards.

    The existing documented procedures and process maps were improved to ensure compliance with the requirements of the new versions of ISO 9001 (ST RK ISO 9001), ISO 14001 (ST RK ISO 14001);

    Internal and external audits of the IMS of the Central Office and branches of the company for compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001 (ST RK ISO 9001), OHSAS 18001 (ST RK OHSAS 18001), ISO 14001 (ST RK ISO 14001), ST RK ISO 50001, ISO/IEC 27001 were completed.

    In order to improve the corporate culture in the field of quality, environmental protection, occupational health and safety, information security, energy conservation and energy efficiency, special classroom seminars were organized for all employees of the company.

    On annual basis Intergas Central Asia takes actions to set goals in the field of environmental protection. The main criteria of achieving environmental goals for 2017-2019 are:

    • reduction of environmental aspects (atmospheric air) as a result of the company's activities by 20% in comparison with the issued permits for emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere;
    • prevention of exceeding of the limits established for discharges of pollutants in wastewater of 86.2 tons;
    • setting of the norms for emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere, waste water discharges and the accumulation of production and consumption waste coming from the production activities of UMG Taraz, UMG Aktobe, UMG Kostanay, UMG Atyrau, UMG Aktau and UMG Kyzylorda.

    The monitoring of the effectiveness of the process in the field of environmental protection is carried out on a quarterly basis, which is regularly evaluation and achieved by 100%:

    Intergas Central Asia successfully implements the Company's policies in the field of health and safety at work place, in the field of environmental protection, which are aimed at continuous reduction of risks and the impact of hazardous and harmful production factors on the health of employees and other stakeholders, as well as stabilization of environmental risks and ensuring environmental safety in the production activities of the company. Also, a set of actions for environmental protection is carried out relying on new technologies based on new scientific developments and technological progress.

    Also, Intergas Central Asia employs certain activities as to reduce environmental and industrial risks during construction, reconstruction, overhaul of compressor stations, underground gas storage facilities and the line facilities of gas pipelines including high-quality designing and environmental impact assessment (EIA).

    The main objectives of the EIA are:

    - determination of the degree of degradation of environmental components under the influence of man-made impact caused by the location of the designed facilities on the evaluated area;

    - obtaining reliable data necessary for calculating the limits for obtaining permits for the use of natural resources, improving technological processes and developing engineering and environmental actions to ensure the specified quality of the environment;

    - selection of such load on the ecosystem, which will ensure the preservation of the required state of the environmental components for a given period of time.

    The set goals are achieved through:

    - determination of the scope and list of factors of negative impact of the designed object on the components of the environment;

    - studying the impact elements and their intensity, as well as the distribution pattern of the load from the projected facility on the environment;

    - assessing the quantitative and qualitative level of the impact of each of the identified sources on the components of the environment and making a forecast for the development of the negative impact of the designed facility on the natural environment;

    - development of methods for neutralizing the negative impact of the designed facility on the environment, up to and including changes in production technology. (EIAs are posted on the Unified Port for conducting a comprehensive independent evaluation of construction projects

    EIAs on new compressor stations are posted in the section ABOUT THE COMPANY

    Interaction with local people leading traditional lifestyle

    In the regions where the company operates, there is no local population leading traditional lifestyle.

    Energy saving and energy efficiency improvement

    To improve the energy efficiency, Intergas Central Asia has developed and approved the Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Program for 2015-2019. The implementation of activities within the framework of this program is reflected in the reports on energy saving for 2016-2019.

    The energy saving is ensured through the following activities:

    • optimization of loading mode of compressor stations (CS);
    • repair of gas compressor units;
    • reconstruction of boiler houses, including the replacement of hot water boilers with more energy efficient types;
    • installation (instead of outdated) cathode protection stations of a new generation;
    • installation of automatic reactive power compensation units at the compressor station;
    • replacement of lighting fixtures of the compressor station with LED ones;
    • use of energy-efficient Wilo network pumps with electric motors of lower power during the reconstruction of boiler rooms, etc.

    Saving natural gas according to the energy saving program is 45 209.2 T.U.T., taking into account the total consumption of 5.3%.

    Electricity saving according to the energy saving program is 916.78 T.U.T., including 9.0% of total consumption.

    To comply with the requirements of the implemented standard ST ISO RK 50001 "Energy Management System", the company performs the following activities:

    • setting up of the necessary structure and team of effective energy managers;
    • continuous informing of the personnel about the level of energy efficiency of the enterprise;
    • conducting periodic energy surveys in order to identify the potential of the enterprise and promote energy efficiency;
    • determination and installation on the basis of energy analysis of energy efficiency indicators in line with its utilization pattern and the quantity of consumed energy;
    • conducting regular monitoring and measuring the level of energy efficiency, developing and implementing plans for investment, organizational, technical, technological measures to systematically improve their energy performance;
    • application of the personnel incentive system for energy saving based on actual estimates of energy saving.

    Carrying out activities in the field of biodiversity conservation in the field of protection and conservation of biodiversity Intergas Central Asia is actively working. In particular, to exclude the death of birds and other animal species  from collisions and electric shock when in contact with high-voltage power lines (6-10 kV transmission lines), support elements and other parts of electrical installations.

    The identification and surveying of areas posing an increased danger from electrical installations for birds is carried out in the course of special studies or as part of industrial environmental control.

    To prevent the death of birds from electric shock, special polymer bird protective devices (bird guard) are installed on overhead power lines (6-10 kV power lines). Despite its widespread use abroad, this bird guard type is just beginning to be used in Kazakhstan. Its advantages are ensured by the elements made of dielectric materials. Installation of the bird guard does not require preliminary difficult preparatory work (welding, drilling of traverses, etc.) and the insulation of the current-carrying conductors rules out the danger of a short circuits and electrocution of birds.

    The scope of actions to reduce the negative impact of emissions discharged into the environment includes the activities for improvement and green planting of the territory under the Company's facilities.

    An agreement "Compulsory environmental insurance of third parties’ liability against the damage to the environment" is maintained on annual basis as well.

    Environmental impacts of emissions

    Atmosphere air

    The operation of the facilities of the gas transmission system of Intergas Central Asia results in release of about 47 types of pollutants into the air. At the same time, the  95-97% of emissions account for methane, a substance that belongs to the least hazardous pollutants. Methane emissions coming from the gas transmission facilities are conditioned by the production technology requiring gas bleeding to exhaust the equipment from the transported medium (natural gas) in the course of repair work and equipment operation.

    In order to reduce the volume of vented natural gas during repair work at the facilitiesб the Intergas Central Asia’s branches, given available technical possibility, employ such methods of emissions reduction as bypassing natural gas to the adjacent section of the main gas pipeline, isolation of pipe section in repair and sales of these volumes to consumers, as well as using mobile gas compressor units to reduce the natural gas pressure in the particular section of main gas pipeline.

    Intergas Central Asia adheres to its social responsibility mission and ensures the transportation of the most environmentally friendly fuel in the form of natural gas to consumers in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

    In addition, Intergas Central Asia developed and maintains in operation the Emissions Management Policy, which ensures efficient management of emissions in order to minimize the impact on the environment and enhancement of sustainable development as part of the implementation of the Company's Environmental Protection Policy.

    The main objectives of the Emissions Management Policy are:

    1) definition of principles governing the approach to emissions management, intended for mandatory use throughout the company;

    2) improving the environmental safety of production, reducing emissions;

    3) rational use of natural resources and prevention of leaks.

    The increase in emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere is associated with the resumption of the transit of Turkmen gas through the Central Asia Center pipeline and with the commissioning of new high-tech gas compressor stations in Aktobe, Kyzylorda and Turkestan regions. The capacities of the stations allow increasing the throughput capacity of the Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent pipeline up to 15 billion m3 per year.

    In addition, Intergas Central Asia is actively working to stabilize environmental risks and ensure environmental safety in the course of production activities, which are aimed at reducing methane emissions into the atmosphere.

    The material and technical base of Intergas Central Asia’s own Engineering and Technical Center allows to carry out a full range of activities aimed at detecting and mapping of the fugitive emissions (leaks) of methane into the atmosphere at the facilities of the gas transmission system.

    The Engineering and Technical Center of the company performs regular testing, diagnostics, monitoring, collection and processing of information on an ongoing basis in order to reduce methane emissions into the atmosphere at the company's facilities. Natural gas leaks can occur during the operation of compressor stations, gas distribution stations and the line facilities of the main gas pipelines tending to reduce the efficiency of operations, increase the energy resources consumption and the risk of explosive hazards.

    Leak detection surveys are conducted in a variety of ways, by aircraft survey, vehicle survey and foot patrolling.

    In order to improve the quality of work in this cluster, the Engineering and Technical Center of the company has developed a methodology using various combinations of these options. For example, in the aircraft option, a technological hatch of the Mi-8 helicopter is equipped with an optical unit of remote laser methane detector. The principle of operation of the device is based on diode laser spectroscopy. In case of the detection opts vehicle patrolling, an optical methane detector is mounted on the front end of the vehicle, which detects the presence of methane in the air while driving. The operation of this device is based on the property of methane to absorb infrared (IR) radiation. The device is capable to detect up to 1 ppm (parts per million) gas leaks.

    A remote laser methane detector is used to detail the leaks location at valve units or to detect leaks when it is impossible to detect them through other options.

    A special portable sampler is used to determine the rate of gas leakage. The device allows taking samples from various pipe fittings, spool seals and compressor seals in main lines, storage facilities and compressor stations. The leak flow rate is measured by sampling at a high velocity so that all of the gas volume escaping from the tested item is captured.

    In the period from 2016 to 2019 no incidents or emergency pollution of the environment at the main gas pipelines were recorded.

    Greenhouse gases

    Intergas Central Asia has developed and confirmed with the verifiers the Program for Reduction of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases from production activities of Intergas Central Asia for 2016-2020.

    The program goals and objectives are called to evaluate the potential for reducing of greenhouse gases emissions, identify the sources of these emissions and to assess the volumes of fuel and energy resources consumed by production and auxiliary subdivisions, technological flow process and individual consumers, as well as to assess the possible volumes of reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in combination with realization of an economically viable potential. The quality of technical solutions incorporated into the Program for Reduction of Greenhouse Gases Emission is in line with the degree of elaboration and reliability of the information used for the development of the Program.

    During the evaluation, the company conducted a survey of the company's specialists, as well as an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, the results of which made it possible to identify the potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Program is based on the fundamental documents for conducting environmental and energy surveys, existing regulatory and technical documents for the collection, processing and analysis of the input information, for determining the efficiency of use of primary energy resources and drawing up energy balances of industrial enterprises.

    A slight increase in greenhouse gas emissions is associated with the resumption of transit of Turkmen gas through the Central Asia Center gas pipeline and with the commissioning of new high-tech gas compressor stations in Aktobe, Kyzylorda and Turkestan regions. The capacities of the stations allow increasing the throughput capacity of the Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent pipeline up to 15 billion m3 per year.

    Water resources management

    Intergas Central Asia has developed and implemented the Documented Procedure for Water Resources Management, on the basis of which the Action Plan for Indicative reduction in the use of fresh water, reduction of the discharge of normatively treated water through measures to reduce water losses during transportation for 2020-2024 was approved.

    The Declaration of Commitment to Rational Water Resources Management stated in the paper "8 Water Principles" was signed

    Water is taken off from underground sources at CS-11, CS-14, UMG Aktobe; CS-5, UGS Akyrtobe, UMG Taraz; UGS Poltoratskoye; CS-Samsonovka, UMG Shymkent; Ural LPU, Chizha LPU, UMG Uralsk; and from the Pyatimarsky reservoir at the CS Dzhangala, UMG Uralsk. Water is supplied to other facilities by water supply organizations on contractual basis.

     In 2018 the volume of upstream water was 732.692 thousand m3, of which 523.832 thousand m3 were transported to residential settlements. The water intake from water supply organizations totaled to 208.860 thousand m3, of which industrial water for irrigation was 101.703 thousand m3. In 2019, the water production level was 653.883 thousand m3, of which 275.727 thousand m3 was transported to residential settlements; 201.923 thousand m3 of water was outsourced from water supply companies of which industrial water for irrigation volume was 105.203 thousand m3.

    Intergas Central Asia does not discharge contaminated water into surface water bodies.

    Specific values of water consumption for the transportation of natural gas through the main gas pipeline (TTR) vary from 22 (m3/billion m3*km) in 2016; 18 (m3/billion m3*km) in 2017; 20 (m3/billion m3*km) in 2018, and 17.34 (m3/billion m3*km) in 2019.

    The graph below shows evolution of water consumption in ICA in th.m3.

    Analysis of water consumption by branches showed that the increase in water consumption in 2018 compared to 2017 and 2019 was due to a malfunction of the check valve in the water consumption metering system from artesian wells СS-5 Taraz, which led to incorrect accounting of an additional 37 thousand m3 volume of water per year.

    Waste management

    Production activities of Intergas Central Asia result in generation of solid household and industrial waste. All types of waste are transferred to specialized organizations on contractual basis. The waste management system at the enterprise defines the waste generation processes, their identification, requirements for their collection, packaging, labeling and temporary storage (there are no own landfills).

    The fundamental principles in the field of waste management are:

    - responsibility for ensuring the protection of environmental elements (air, groundwater, soil) from pollution by production and consumption waste;

    - the maximum possible reduction in the generation of production and consumption waste and environmentally safe handling;

    - reducing the negative impact on the environment through the use of technologies and equipment that reduce waste generation.

    Waste management is carried out in accordance with the Environmental Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with internationally recognized practice, as well as in accordance with the documented procedure for Waste Management in Intergas Central Asia.

    The company conducts regular inventory, accounting and control over the temporary storage and condition of all generated types of production and consumption waste.

    Legend: Blue- Volumes of production and general consumption waste, tonnes

    Orange- costs of generated production and general consumption waste, th.Tenge

    Environmental protection actions

    Intergas Central Asia is constantly improving approaches to environmental management and allocates the necessary resources for activities aimed to reduce and mitigate the negative impact of economic and other activities on the environment and remedy its consequences and ensure the preservation and restoration of the natural environment, rational use and reproduction of natural resources, prevention direct or indirect influence. Ultimately, the purpose of these activities is to preserve and maintain the natural conditions necessary for the life of people on Earth, for the further development of production and culture.

    For the period 2017-2019 Intergas Central Asia was not charged with administrative fines by state environmental authorities.

    Legend: Orange- costs Emissions fee

    Blue- Extra normative emissions

    Renewable energy sources (RES)

    Renewable energy sources are efficiently used by Intergas Central Asia in the form of the introduced WATERKOTTE heat pumps of the DS 5051.3/4 series, which allow to obtain heat by using heat energy from a low potential agent, like heat potential of subsoil and artesian water, or subsurface heat by method of its transfer with a higher temperature to the heating agent.

    The use of heat pumps is saving primary energy resources, both cost effective and beneficial for protecting of the environment, including due to reduction of greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions into the atmosphere.

    In addition, the company installed the site perimeter lighting using the SKU-V1-50 LED lamps powered by renewable energy sources (solar energy). The source of solar energy generation is a photovoltaic converter KZPV 230 M60 with application of ECO Energia MRRT Pro 250/60 controllers.

    Saving in the electric power in comparison with the use of DRL-250 lamps is 492 thousand amounts Tenge per year.

    The volume of electricity was produced own consumption needs is 7884 kWh or 0.1% of the total energy production (at the Karaozek compressor station).

    Emergency response plan

    In accordance with the requirement provided by Article 80 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Civil Protection" No. 188-V dated 11 April 2014, each production structural unit of Intergas Central Asia is developing emergency response plans for hazardous production facilities.

    The emergency response plan provides for actions to rescue people, the procedure of actions of managers and workers of emergency rescue services and teams.

    The emergency response plan is approved by the head of the organization and agreed with professional emergency rescue services and (or) teams.

    The plan describes the operational actions of the personnel to terminate/ prevent the impact of harmful and dangerous factors, including those affecting the environment.

    The transported natural gas belongs to the 4th Class of Hazards (low hazardous substances), and is subject to treatment. Therefore, the PLA provides for the remediation actions to mitigate the emergency in shortest possible period, including for the minimum impact of harmful factors on the environment.

    Information about accidents and incidents and response actions is provided at

    The procedure for handling complaints from consumers and other interested parties is set at

    In order to ensure industrial safety at the facilities of Intergas Central Asia, JSC, the emergency, fire-fighting tactical trainings are carried out with the participation of professional emergency response services:

    • Emergency response (trainings, exercises) were held in 2019 - 2293; in 2018 -2257; in 2017 - 2089; in 2016 –1957;
    • Fire-fighting tactical (exercises, classes) - in 2019 -906; in 2018 - 808; in 2017 - 881; in 2016 - 831;
    • Unified training (exercises, classes) - in 2019 – 85; in 2018 -77; in 2017 - 81; in 2016-60.

    Various emergency services, organizations and departments involved in the mitigation of the consequences of emergencies, as well as representatives of the Emergency Situations Department of the region of the company's presence, are directly involved in all the above activities in order to improve general interaction. In addition, representatives of public organizations and representatives of the media take an active part as observers.

    The main objectives of such events pursue coherence and consistency in the work of the management staff, shift personnel, commanders of formations to engaged in the accidents response, to determine the most perfect ways and methods of remediation of the consequences of emergencies.


    Intergas Central Asia conducts industrial environmental monitoring on an ongoing basis to assess the environmental situation and the impact of production facilities on the environment. Monitoring of the impact of production activities is carried out by own accredited laboratory of Production and Environmental Monitoring, equipped with the latest equipment and instruments.

    Production environmental monitoring includes monitoring of emissions and impacts on the environment, including the atmosphere, aquatic environment, soil and radiation level background.

    • Instrumental testing of emissions of harmful substances from stationary sources of pollution of gas-burning equipment;
    • Air monitoring at the border of the sanitary protection zone (SPZ);
    • Testing of waste and groundwater;
    • Testing of soil surface for heavy metals;
    • Monitoring the background radiation at the industrial facilities.

    To carry out production environmental monitoring of the business facilities, a special Service for Industrial and Environmental Monitoring (IEM) of the Engineering and Technical Center branch of ICA JSC was established.

    Based on the results of the testing, the specialists of the production and environmental monitoring department draw up certificates, protocols, detailed quarterly reports to the territorial bodies for environmental protection.

    All reports on the results of industrial environmental monitoring are accessible to everyone at the Unified Environmental Internet Resource of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan:

    Over the entire period of the company’s activity, there has been no adverse change or degradation of the environment on the contract territories.

    These achievements were marked by high governmental awards. Thus, on 11 December, 2018 Intergas Central Asia, JSC was honoured with a Grand Prix awarded at the PARYZ Contest for Social Responsibility of Business in nomination for Contribution to Environment. The Altyn Sapa and Paryz prizes were awarded with the participation of the Kazakhstan President, Nursultan Nazarbayev on the eve of the country’s Independence Day during a teleconference dedicated to the Day of Industrialization. The well-deserved award was handed by the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Bakhytzhan Sagintayev.

    Emission management policy of JSC "Intergas Central Asia" Documented procedure “Waste management in JSC “Intergas Central Asia”.