Russian oil company Lukoil opens lubricants plant in Kazakhstan

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (TCA) — On September 20, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin and President of PJSC Lukoil Vagit Alekperov opened a new lubricants plant in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan with an annual output of 100,000 tons. The plant of the Lukoil Lubricants Central Asia LLP will produce more than 800 different lubricants, including Lukoil Genesis that features innovative molecular technology and is approved by the world major automobile makers, the Russian company said in a press release.

The location of the facility makes it possible to optimize 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 while the laboratory equipped to the latest standards guarantees the highest quality of products, the company said.

The lubricant plant will offer more than 200 jobs for citizens of Kazakhstan, including graduates of Kazakh universities.

The press service of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan said that the total investment in the construction and equipment of the plant amounted to $94 million. The project was implemented in strict accordance with the requirements of the legislation of Kazakhstan and international law in the field of industrial safety, labor protection and environmental protection.

Lukoil has been operating successfully in Kazakhstan since 1995. The company participates in 4 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) as well as takes part in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), the only private trunk pipeline in Russia and Kazakhstan.

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