On September 5, 2017, as part of the implementation of the 59th step of the National Plan "100 concrete steps to implement 5 institutional reforms", attracting strategic investors in the field of energy saving through the internationally recognized mechanism of energy service contracts, official international negotiations were held at the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the participation of Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Industrial Development and Industrial Safety of the Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurashev T. B., Chairman of the Board of JSC "Electric power and energy saving development Institute" Smagulov B. A. and the heads of the Japanese delegation represented by the President – General Director of Marubeni Utility Services, Mr. Kazuaki Asami, and Vice-Executive Director for the Energy Business of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, Mr. Takashi Igarashi, which resulted in the signing of a tripartite memorandum with Marubeni Utility Services and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd by the JSC "Electric power and energy saving development Institute".
The signed document provides for cooperation in the field of energy saving and energy efficiency improvement, as well as the implementation of investment projects in Kazakhstan for the modernization of boiler houses and small thermal power plants with the installation of Japanese gas turbine generators with the function of cogeneration.
A cogeneration gas turbine plant is an efficient energy-saving system for the production of two or more types of energy, for example, heat and electricity within one installation. Kawasaki gas turbine units provide more than 80% efficiency. The advantage of cogeneration is not only energy efficiency, but also the preservation of the environment. The basis of the system is a gas turbine, one of the advantages of which is a low level of CO2 emissions, this helps to reduce the impact on the environment.