Gazprom Neft bitumen business operated by Gazpromneft Bitumen Materials (Gazpromneft BM LLC) now holds a leading position in the production and sale of traditional and innovative bituminous materials on the Russian bitumens market — premium class bitumen volume reached 60,000 tonnes at the end of 2015.
The company’s key bitumen-producing facilities are located in Moscow, Omsk, Yaroslavl, Ryazan Regions, Serbia and Kazakhstan. Gazprom Neft’s refineries produce road, construction and roofing bitumens, as well as polymer-bitumen binders (PBB) and bitumen emulsions. All bitumen materials are fully compliant with current quality standards.
In 2015, the Company completed the first stage of modernising an asset it acquired in 2014 — the Ryazan Bituminous Materials Plant, Russia’s largest producer of polymer-bitumen binders.
At the beginning of 2016 Gazpromneft Bitumen Materials, operator of the Gazprom Neft bitumens business, has acquired a
Gazprom Neft proactively invests in the development of bitumen production and in improving the quality of its bitumen materials.
Since 2012, the company has organised an inter-industry forum to discuss the use of bitumen materials in Russia’s road construction.
In 2013, the Gazprom Neft Moscow Refinery became the first in Russia to produce bitumens meeting a new provisional standard which will now form the basis for new GOST standards, effective from 2016.
In Moscow, 2014, the Gazprom Neft and Total PMB began production of the new G-Way Styrelf premium polymer-modified bitumen: this differs from similar applications due to the addition of a special binding agent (PAXL) which results in additional bonding at the molecular level.
Gazprom Neft is actively engaged in the application and monitoring of experimental road-test zones, constructed with the use of polymer-modified bitumens.
After three years of operating on experimental road sections in the Moscow (M2 Crimea), Omsk Regions, the Altay Province and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District, the company can confirm that the road surfaces constructed using PBB are less likely to form tracks and cracks, and are more resilient to high traffic loads.
Gazprom Neft supplies bitumen materials throughout Russia and the CIS by road and rail.
The company delivers bitumen products using specialised bitumen carriers. This service ensures that the products are delivered on time and retain their binding qualities.
Deliveries to remote regions are made in rail tankers and one-tonne containers known as “Clovertainers”. This type of packaging ensures safe transportation and storage of the bitumen materials and ensures year-round deliveries to remote and hard-to-access regions.