Gazpromneft Lubricants has become Russia’s leading supplier of marine oils, based on 2015 sales volumes, showing a three-fold increase on 2014 sales levels (growing from 2,500 to 8,000 tonnes), bringing its market share to 26 percent.
Contracts entered into with major marine oil consumers — including Sovcomflot and Norilsk Nickel, as well as major shipping companies including the Far East Shipping Company (FESCO), FSUE Rosmorport, CJSC Rosnefteflot, and others — have seen the company’s client portfolio increase by 50 percent.
Effective cooperation with major ship operators has been possible thanks to the establishment of effective product supply channels throughout practically all Russian sea and river ports, with Gazpromneft Lubricants commencing operations at Novorossiysk, Rostov On Don, Murmansk, and Kaliningrad in 2015.
Texaco-branded marine oils are produced under licence from Chevron Marine Lubricants (CML) at Gazpromneft Lubricants’ facilities in Italy and Russia. Texaco marine oils are produced from Russian base oils approved by CML laboratories using Chevron Oronite additives under CML technologies. All Texaco-branded products are developed in line with the latest environmental requirements incumbent upon shipping companies, are certified and approved according to Russian and international standards, and are recommended and approved by international marine engine and systems manufacturers including MAN-B & W, Sulzer, Wartsila, Caterpillar, Deutz, ABB, Rolls-Royce, and others. Gazpromneft Lubricants was the first Russian company to join the global Chevron oils supply network. Chevron marine oils are now available at more than 600 ports worldwide, including all major Russian ports.
Alexander Trukhan, CEO, Gazpromneft Lubricants, commented: “The marine oils business is growing, in line with the company’s long-term development strategy. We are increasing production capacity, implementing new technologies, and obtaining official approvals and recommendations from major equipment manufacturers. Our service programmes are in high demand from consumers, and speedy delivery together with perfect product quality guarantee our long-term engagement with major market players.”
Gazpromneft Lubricants (Gazpromneft Lubricants LLC), a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, specialises in the production and sale of oils, lubricants and service fluids. Established in 2007, Gazpromneft Lubricants has five production facilities throughout Russia, Italy and Serbia. Total production volumes stand at 500,000 tonnes of premium oils, lubricants and service fluids per year. The Omsk Lubricants Plant includes Russia’s most cutting-edge facility for the mixing, dispensing and packaging of motor oils. Management policies at Gazpromneft Lubricants and its production assets are fully compliant with international ISO standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 16949 and OHSAS18001.