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Gazprom Neft strengthens its partnership with the Magadan Oblast in supplying high-tech bitumens

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Gazprom Neft has concluded an agreement with the Government of the Magadan Oblast on supplying the region with cutting-edge bitumen materials, under a document signed by Alexander Dyukov, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft, and Sergei Nosov, Governor of the Magadan Oblast.

In implementing this agreement the parties intend to expand the use of modern bitumen materials to increase the useful service life of road coverings. Joint R&D activities and laboratory testing are planned to develop cement binder and asphalt formulations adapted to the specific climatic and road-usage conditions in the Magadan Oblast, with special experimental road sections to be built for experts to monitor road-surface conditions.

Gazpromneft-Bitumen Materials, operator of the Gazprom Neft bitumens business, plans to increase supplies of road bitumens, innovative polymer—bitumen binders and other high-tech bitumen derivatives in 2020. More than 9,000 tonnes of Gazprom Neft bitumen binders were delivered to roadbuilding businesses in the Magadan Oblast in 2019, a 1.8-fold increase on 2018.

Products will be delivered from the Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery by road and rail, in special patented medium-tonnage cuboid “Clovertainers®”. Using these innovative packaging materials facilitates multimodal transportation, cost-effectiveness and year-round deliveries, as well as guaranteeing that the quality of the bitumen materials is retained.

“Our cooperation with the Magadan Oblast is showing very dynamic development — as evidenced by the almost twofold increase in supplies of high-tech Gazprom Neft products to the region in 2019. This new agreement confirms both Gazprom Neft’s and the Magadan Oblast Government’s interest in further joint activities. Our mutual objective is to ensure the region’s infrastructure projects are supplied with high-quality bitumen materials, mainly for road construction, uniquely formulated to take the climatic features of this specific area, and anticipated traffic loads, into account.”
Alexander Dyukov
Alexander Dyukov Gazprom Neft CEO
Notes for editors

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. 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). The company is constantly developing new formulations, and further improving technology in the production of innovative binders.