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
Total logo

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.

© Worldofchemicals News



Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News

Shell installs quench tower at Pennsylvania petrochemicals complex

HOUSTON, US: Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC (Shell) has successfully installed the largest piece of equipment, the quench tower at its Pennsylvania pet ...

Read more
Sika commissions two concrete admixture plants in Kazakhstan

BAAR, SWITZERLAND: Sika AG said that it is commissioning two concrete admixture production plants in Kazakhstan. With one in the capital Astana and th ...

Read more
India levies anti-dumping duty on nylon filament yarn from EU

NEW DELHI, iNDIA: India has imposed an anti-dumping duty of up to $719 per tonne for five years on import of nylon filament yarn from the European Uni ...

Read more
McDermott bags PDH technology contract by Ineos

HOUSTON, US: McDermott International Inc said that it has been awarded a sizeable technology contract by Ineos for the license and engineering of a pl ...

Read more
Axalta CEO resigns; current CFO named interim CEO

PHILADELPHIA, US: Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (AXTA) has appointed Robert Bryant, Axalta's executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), ...

Read more
IFF opens new flavours plant & lab in China

NEW YORK, US: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF) has opened two new facilities in China. A flavours manufacturing facility in the Z ...

Read more