Qatar Fuel (Woqod) plans to build a lube blending plant to manufacture automotive engine oils in Mesaieed Industrial City, according to Ibrahim Jaham Al Kuwari, CEO of Qatar’s leading distributor of petroleum products.
The company sells a wide range of lubricants under different brand names such as Ghaf, for gasoline engine oils, and Qorm, for diesel engine oils, which are blended by other companies for Woqod.
“Woqod is set to establish a factory for the production of engine oils on its own, and the company has already completed a feasibility study for the proposed project,” he told a recent press conference.
Its lubricants range from full synthetic, semi synthetic and mineral engine oils for cars, trucks and off-road equipment. In addition to engine oils, it also sells gear oils, coolants, brake fluids, industrial oils, including hydraulic fluids, and greases.
Also commenting on its commitment to ensuring uninterrupted supply of bitumen for various infrastructure projects in Qatar, Al Kuwari said that Woqod has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Public Works Authority (Ashghal) to provide large amounts of bitumen and modified bitumen for its various projects.
“Towards this end, Woqod has purchased a 3,450-metric tonne vessel and completed the design and research stages in the construction of new tanks at Mesaieed area with an additional estimated capacity of up to 15,000 metric tonnes for the year 2015,” he said.