Gazpromneft-Lubricants has signed the agreement on supply the Nornickel fleet with marine lubricants. According to the arrangements, the company’s products will be supplied to the Arctic transport and icebreaker vessels of the mining and metallurgical company.
The products are intended for medium-speed four-stroke marine engines installed in container ships, tanker and icebreaker of Nornickel’s Murmansk Transportation branch. Engine oils are resistant to viscosity changes and able to prevent contamination in the piston zone as well as to prevent engine corrosion due to the increased level of alkalinity. In the first half of 2018, 80 tons of lubricants are planned to be delivered.
The Arctic transport fleet of Nornickel consists of modern vessels of reinforced ice class capable of operating in any water area. Dry cargo fleet provides year-round communication between the seaports of Dudinka, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Rotterdam and Hamburg. The Yenisei tanker delivers gas condensate to the European ports from the Pelyatkinskoye gas condensate field (the Krasnoyarsk region). In addition to transport vessels, the Dudinka icebreaker is used in the fleet for icebreaking and port operations in the water area of the Dudinka port on the Yenisei River.
Roman Miroshnichenko, Branch Director (Marine Lubricants), Gazpromneft-Lubricants:
"Due to the high quality of our products, we can ensure the reliable operation of vessels carrying out transportation along the Northern Sea Route. Marine lubricants we produce are recommended for use even in the harshest Arctic conditions."
PJSC “MMC “Norilsk Nickel” is a diversified mining and metallurgical company, the largest refined nickel and palladium producer in the world and the leading producer of platinum, cobalt, copper and rhodium. The company also produces gold, silver, iridium, selenium, ruthenium and tellurium. The production units of Norilsk Nickel Group are located at the Norilsk Industrial District and the Kola Peninsula in Russia as well as Harjavalta nickel refinery in Finland.
Gazpromneft-Lubricants (Gazpromneft-Lubricants Ltd.) is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft focusing on the production and sales of oils, greases and technical fluids. Established in November 2007.The products are manufactured at six production sites in Russia, Italy and Serbia. The total production volume is over 500,000 tons of high-quality oils, greases and technical fluids per year. The Omsk Lubricant Plant (OZSM) has the Russia’s most advanced process line for the mixing, filling and packaging of lubricants with total annual mixing-and-packaging capacity of 300,000 tons. The management system of Gazpromneft-Lubricants and its production assets meets the requirements of the international standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 16949, and OHSAS 18001. The company supplies its products to the conveyors of DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS, KZ ROSTSELMASH, KAMAZ, UAZ (Sollers), BELAZ and others. The consumers of Gazpromneft-Lubricants products are Severstal, Sibur, Gazprom, Evraz, MMK, TMK, NLMK, Rusal, Alrosa, RZD, MECHEL, Metalloinvest, SUEK, ILIM and other leading industrial enterprises. The product range includes 500 items of oils and greases for all market sectors (more than 2500 commodity items). The company’s products have the approvals of over 250 leading equipment manufacturers: BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, Renault, General Motors, Cummins, MAN, ZF, KAMAZ, Avtovaz, Bosch Rexroth and others. The company also produces and sells marine oils, supplies marine lubricants to Sovcomflot, Rosmorport, Rosnefteflot, Norilsk Nickel and other Russian and foreign shipowners. Through the integration into Chevron global supply chain the company’s clients are able to get marine oils in over 800 ports throughout the world. The company controls 15% of the Russian lubricant market and also operates in the CIS and the Baltic, Europe, Central and Southeast Asia, Africa, South America and beyond. All in all, the company’s products are presented in 72 countries worldwide.