Total opens $50 mn lubricants oil blending plant in Russia

Total opens $50 mn lubricants oil blending plant in Russia

9:20 AM, 15th October 2018
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Total SA has inaugurated its new state-of-the-art lubricants oil blending plant, in Kaluga, Russian Federation.

The blending and production plant will allow Total to localize the production of its top-tier lubricants for the Russian market. With an investment equivalent to $50 million, this facility has been designed to produce initially 40,000 tons of automotive and industrial lubricants per year, with a scale-up option to bring this capacity up to 70,000 tons per year.

The plant is equipped with a fully automated blending system and ultramodern filling lines. Covering an area of 7 hectares of the Vorsino industrial park in the Kaluga Region, this facility opens less than two years after the start of construction. Its operations are creating 50 new working positions onsite.

"With this production & blending facility opening in Kaluga today, we are showing our strong dedication to our Russian customers. This new plant will strengthen our position in the Russian and Central Asian markets. It is fully in line with our strategy to grow profitability in developing markets and contribute strongly to the group’s financial performance,” said Patrick Pouyanne, chairman and CEO of Total.

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