LUKOIL opens lubricants blending plant In Kazakhstan
Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin and President of PJSC LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov inaugurated last week a new lubricants plant in the Almaty region in the Republic of Kazakhstan, with an annual output of 100,000 tons.
The plant will produce more than 800 different lubricants, including LUKOIL GENESIS, a line of engine oil that features innovative molecular technology with approval from major global automobile makers.
The location of the facility makes it possible to optimise the logistics of LUKOIL’s lubricants supplies in Kazakhstan and other countries of Central Asia. The highest level of process automation allows for producing and shipping lubricants to the customer within 24 hours. The plant’s laboratory is equipped to the latest standards, guaranteeing the highest quality of products.
The project was implemented in strict compliance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and international health, safety and environment standards. The plant was designed and built having in mind the potentially high seismic activity at the site.
The lubricant plant will offer more than 200 jobs for citizens of Kazakhstan, including graduates of Kazakh universities.
Russia’s LUKOIL has been operating successfully in Kazakhstan since 1995. The company participates in four producing projects: Kumkol (Kumkol and East Kumkol fields), Karachaganak (one of the largest oil and gas condensate fields in the world), Tengiz (Tengiz and Korolevskoye fields) and Zhenis (a joint project between JSC NC KazMunayGaz and TOO LUKOIL Kazakhstan Upstream). LUKOIL also participates in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), the only private trunk pipeline between Russia and Kazakhstan.