Russia: Oil Lubricants Total Inaugurates 50 Million Dollar Lubricants Oil Blending and Production Facility
Equipped to produce 40,000 tonnes of automotive and industrial lubricants annually, the plant will also localise the production of lubricants for the Russian market.
Moscow/Russia – Total has recently inaugurated its new state-of-the-art lubricants oil blending plant, strategically located in the Kaluga region of the Russian Federation. The grand opening ceremony took place on October 15, in the presence of Anatoly Artamonov, Governor of the Kaluga Region, and Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total.
The blending and production plant will allow Total to localise the production of its top-tier lubricants for the Russian market. With an investment equivalent to 50 million dollars, this facility has been designed to produce initially 40,000 tonnes of automotive and industrial lubricants per year, with a scale-up option to bring this capacity up to 70,000 tonnes 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.