Target capacity at the plant is 30,000 tonnes per year, which will cover domestic steel manufacturers’ increasing demand for heavy-duty graphite electrodes, significantly reducing the domestic metallurgy industry’s dependence on imports.
Anatoly Cherner, Deputy CEO for Logistics, Processing and Sales of Gazprom Neft said:
- We are starting out on implementing a project unique to Russian industry
- High-tech production of Russian electrodes will reduce foreign products’ domestic market share
- Thanks to the major modernisation programme being implemented throughout the Omsk Refinery, we are developing a new business area and facilitating the manufacturing of high-margin products, further improving value-chain efficiency and further diversifying the company’s business
The future plant will be operated by Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft-Bitumen Materials.