The Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery has taken delivery of major equipment for construction of a hydro-isodewaxing complex. This future complex will produce core components for synthetic motor and industrial lubricants, allowing the company to abandon the use of imported alternatives in production completely. Gazprom Neft’s investments in this project stand at more than RUB32 billion.
Column- and chemical-reactor apparatus has been produced by leading Russian enterprises Uralkhimmash and Volgogradneftemash — these high-tech units having been produced using state-of-the-art chromium-molybdenum-vanadium steel, reducing the total weight of the construction and increasing operational reliability. Cladding technology — i.e., build-up welding through the addition of a further layer of metal — guarantees the equipment’s resistance to high pressure and temperature.
Large-scale equipment, with a total weight of more than 1,300 tonnes, was delivered to Omsk under a unique logistics scheme, developed in the course of modernising the Omsk Refinery, involving inland waterways, the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the Northern Sea Route and the Gulf of Ob — the total length of this transportation route exceeding 9,000 km. Specially designed technical equipment was used to position this equipment at the construction site.
Construction of the hydro-isodewaxing complex is expected to be complete by 2022. Commissioning this
Gazpromneft-Lubricants is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, specialising in the production and sale of oils, lubricants and service fluids. Established in November 2007, Gazpromneft-Lubricants are produced at six facilities throughout 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 worldwide. 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, ZF, Bosch Rexroth, and others.