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Novokuibyshevsk Oils and Additives Plant Launches Production of Castrol Branded Marine Lubricants

19 April 2013

The Novokuibyshevsk Oils and Additives Plant, a Rosneft subsidiary, has begun producing marine lubricants under the Castrol brand, and the first batch of Cyltech lubricant has already been shipped by rail to Russian customers.

The Novokuibyshevsk Plant is producing the new type of marine lubricants under a cooperation agreement signed in January of 2013 with Baltic Petroleum (a subsidiary of BP). For the first time the plant is producing customized lubricants for a leading global energy company.

The two year programme of collaboration with Baltic Petroleum envisages production of 2.6 million liters of marine lubricants per year. The plant will produce 8 grades of marine lubricants for the Russian market, including cylinder oil, medium alkaline marine lubricants, motor oil with dispersive and cleaning properties, and others. Cyltech 70, which is already being produced at the plant, provides protection against wear in marine engines using fuel with a sulfur content of over 1.0% and even up to 3.5%, which is typical of international merchant shipping.

The marine lubricants are being produced at a new, fully automatic compounding unit. They are made from high-viscosity base oils produced by the plant itself.

The Novokuibyshevsk Oils and Additives Plant is continuously innovating, and quite recently began using a new type of packaging for its Rosneft products – IB (Intermediate Bulk) containers with a capacity of 1,000 litres.

In the early 1970s the Novokuibyshevsk Plant pioneered the development of the USSR’s M-14 G2CS series of marine and locomotive diesel oils and for many years held a monopoly on their production. The oils were subsequently awarded a State Quality Mark.

Information Division,
April 19, 2013