Gazpromneft-Bitumen Materials, operator of the Gazprom Neft bitumens business, sold 26,000 tonnes of premium high-tech products (polymer—bitumen binders and bitumen derivatives) in Q1 2020 — a 31% increase year-on-year. Sales of basic bitumens reached 489,000 tonnes.
The company increased deliveries of bitumen materials in its trademark Clovertainers® throughout Russia’s regions in Q1 2020 — these being special cubic containers that guarantee the preservation of bitumens’ specific quality and performance features. Clovertainer® packaging volumes were up 36% in Q1 2020, at 55,500 tonnes. Using this innovative packaging facilitates multimodal transportation, improving cost-effectiveness and ensuring year-round supplies.
“Russia continues to pursue numerous projects in developing road-transport infrastructure, which needs year-round supplies of high-tech bitumens and bitumen-derivatives. Thanks to its own proprietary bitumen-production technologies, together with a seamless production and logistics chain, Gazprom Neft can respond fast to the needs of the roadbuilding industry, and can supply bitumen materials anywhere in Russia, or worldwide.”Dmitry Orlov Director General, Gazpromneft-Bitumen Materials
Gazpromneft Bitumen Materials is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, specialising in the production and sale of bitumen products. The company currently holds a leading position on the Russian bitumens market, as well as being one of the world’s top-10 bitumen producers. The company now delivers bitumens and bitumen derivatives to all regions of Russia. Gazprom Neft bitumen materials are used in roadbuilding in 57 countries worldwide.
The company’s key production facilities are based in the Moscow, Omsk, Yaroslavl, Smolensk, Rostov and Ryazan Oblasts, as well as in Serbia and Kazakhstan. The company produces more than 180 branded road, construction and roofing bitumens, as well as polymer-modified bitumens (PMBs) and binders (specifically G-Way Styrelf), and a range of bitumen derivatives (mastic compounds, sealants, bridging tapes and more). Gazprom Neft is constantly developing new formulations and further improving technology in the production of innovative binders.