Sales of high-tech polymer - bitumen binders, designed for building high-speed motorways, were up 50%, reaching 180,000 tonnes.
This increase in sales of high-tech products is the result of higher bitumen production at the company’s Moscow and Omsk Refineries, and at its bitumen plants in Ryazan and Vyazma.
Gazprom Neft supplied bitumen materials - to be used in building and maintaining major federal motorways, regional highways, and local road networks - to most of Russia’s regions throughout the 1st half of 2021.
Dmitry Orlov, Director General, Gazpromneft-Bitumen Materials, said:
- Expanding our product range and increasing bitumen production concurrently with actively developing our own terminal and logistics network has allowed us to increase supplies of high-tech bitumen products
- Added to which, we are seeing a trend in favour of innovative binders - which are currently being actively used in building high-speed motorways - assuming an ever-increasing market share Deploying new bitumen production technologies, concurrently with developing our own scientific and technical potential, is making it possible for us to offer the Russian market not just high-quality bitumen materials, but also cohesive, integrated solutions for improving roads’ repair-free service life
Development of export sales remains ongoing, with Gazprom Neft’s bitumen products now being certified as fully compliant with German national and Europe-wide standards, allowing them to start being used on German motorways.