Gazpromneft-Bitumen Materials, operator of Gazprom Neft’s bitumens business, has delivered a 33% increase in supplies of new innovative bitumens (used in building high-speed motorways and modern roads subject to intense traffic loads), selling 331,000 tonnes of polymer-bitumen binders to Russian customers in 9M 2021.
Gazprom Neft’s production facilities in Moscow, Omsk, Ryazan and Vyazma (Smolensk Oblast) produced more than 2.4 million tonnes of bitumens between January and September 2021 — an 8% increase on 2020. Gazpromneft-Bitumen Materials also increased sales of low-volume (retail packaged) bitumens, selling 300,000 tonnes of polymer sealants, insulation materials and primers to construction companies and through DIY retail outlets in 9M 2021.*
“Active development of the transport network, together with the deployment of roadbuilding technologies, is increasing demand for polymer-bitumen binders (PBBs) ahead of other types of bitumen. Production and sales of Gazprom Neft’s bitumen binders have more than doubled over the past three years. We’re monitoring this trend and plan to expand production of sought-after PBBs at the company’s plants and bitumen terminals, going forward.”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 65 countries worldwide.
* The do-it-yourself or “DIY” sector covers household and hardware goods for small-scale residential repairs.