03 October 2012 12:40 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Energy major Shell has opened a new lubricants blending plant in Torzhok, in the Tver region, northwest of Moscow, Russia, it said on Wednesday.
The company said the plant, the first of its kind built by an international oil company in Russia, can blend up to 200m litres/year of lubricants, making it one of the largest in Shell’s current global plant network.
The new plant will supply a range of finished consumer, transport and industrial lubricants to customers in Russia, the company added.
Torzhok was selected for its proximity to customers and transportation routes that connect Moscow and St Petersburg, Shell said.
Harry Brekelmans, Shell Russia country chair, said: “Alongside large-scale oil and gas upstream projects, we are expanding the production and marketing of oil products in Russia.”
Financial details of the plant were not disclosed.
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