Gazprom Neft has begun construction of a hydroisodewaxing complex at its Omsk lubricants plant. This complex will produce base oils for high-tech synthetic lubricants used on modern automotive equipment and industrial machinery, allowing the company to free itself completely from using imported base oils in producing premium product lines. The facility has a design capacity of 220,000 tonnes per year. Gazprom Neft’s investment in this project stands at more than RUB32 billion.
Construction of the hydroisodewaxing complex is being synchronised with the planned development of Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery. Feedstocks for production of Group II- and Group
The hydroisodewaxing complex has been designed around cutting-edge technological and environmentally-friendly solutions. Equipment for the future facility is being produced by leading Russian enterprises Volgogradneftemash (Volgograd) and Uralhimmash (Ekaterinburg). Construction works are expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
“This new complex will be able to meet demand for those high-tech feedstocks essential in producing advanced synthetic lubricants, across all of our plants. Replacing imported alternatives with our own Group II and Group III base oils will allow us to cut the cost of ready-to-use motor oils, while improving their competitiveness. Apart from which, the new complex will allow us to expand our premium G-Energy and Gazpromneft synthetic-lubricants ranges.”Anatoly Cherner Deputy CEO for Logistics, Processing and Sales, Gazprom Neft
Gazpromneft-Lubricants is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, specialising in the production and sale of oils, lubricants and service fluids. Established in 2007, Gazpromneft-Lubricants has six production facilities in Russia, Italy and Serbia. The company’s clients and customers include leading industrial enterprises, with a product range including 700 branded oils and lubricants across all market sectors (more than 2,800 products in total). The company is also involved in the production and sale of marine lubricants. Gazpromneft-Lubricants has a 22% market share in packaged lubricants in Russia, as well as operating in 80 countries abroad. The company’s products have received more than 400 endorsements from major equipment manufacturers including KAMAZ, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, Renault, General Motors, Cummins, MAN Russia, ZF, Bosch Rexroth, and others.