The new plant, Shell in Russian

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

Of course, a momentous event, you can call the opening of the plant, "Shell" for the production of lubricants in Torzhok, Tver Region. The Anglo-Dutch company Royal Dutch Shell, the first international oil and gas company, which has built a similar complex in Russia. "Blog trucker", your humble servant, was among the journalists invited to the opening of the plant. I present to you a review article and photos of the scene. But first, just a few facts.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

Royal Dutch Shell Group was created in February 1907 by the merger of two rival firms — the Dutch and the English Royal Dutch Shell Transport and Trading Company Ltd. The move was largely driven by the need to compete globally with the then dominant American oil company, John D. Rockefeller, Standard Oil, as well as a strategy for solving problems related to the crisis of 1907. Under the terms of the merger the proportion of shareholders was as follows: 60% of Dutch and 40% of the British.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

The company is a tax resident of the Netherlands, with its headquarters in The Hague. In August 2005, the Board of Directors announced the appointment to the post of chairman and chief executive officer Finn Jorma Ollila, who held still a key post in the firm Nokia. It is worth noting that the first Ollila, who is chairman of the Dutch nationality and not an Englishman. The evaluation in 2011 were employed in the state of 90,000 employees worldwide.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

"Shell" has a presence in more than 90 countries around the world, producing about 3 million barrels of oil equivalent per day and has 44,000 service stations worldwide. As of July 2012, is the largest company represented in the FTSE, with a market capitalization of? 140.9 billion, and came in first place in the Fortune Global 500 (link).

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

Built from the ground up, the new complex capacity of 180 thousand tons per year of becoming one of the largest specialized companies in Russia. Over the past 30 years, this is the first newly built factory, the company "Shell" in Europe. The new complex — it’s direct investment and involvement in the budget of fiscal funds. The staff of the plant is 150 jobs.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

The presentation was held for a Senior Ruby Konstantin. Introductory conversation took place in an informal setting, the director answered the questions of journalists, presented the plans of the company. Later, the group proceeded to a tour of the plant.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

Until recently, most lubricants concern "Shell" entering the retail market in Russia were made in Europe. Now in the Russian market will lubricants "Shell" of domestic production.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

The idea to build a factory in Russia is not coincidental. Sales Statistics suggests that the domestic market of lubricants was in the top three and today, second only to the U.S. market, and China. On the other hand, the oil "Shell" occupy 13% of the total market Lube. So in this case the construction of the plant was beneficial to both parties.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

When transferring production facilities in Russia set the standard in this case, the question of the quality of the products. Constantine Rubin assured reporters: "Consumers should not worry about this, production of the plant in Torzhok, is not inferior to its parameters and technical characteristics of the oil released by the concern" Shell "in another part of the world."

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

At present, base oils, which can be called the backbone of the future of the product comes from Finland. Additives that are responsible for the performance of lubricating oils, imported from Germany. But this is not a rigid installation, as soon as Russia appears supplier meets the requirements and standards of "Shell", it will be possible deeper localization of production.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

Today we can say that the company has boosted domestic producers. Localization is: come to the conveyor cans, barrels, containers and labels from suppliers in Russia. And of course most importantly, all of the products that came down the assembly line have a brand: Made in Russia.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

Previous scandals fuel giants, anyway, are reflected in the culture of production and the overall atmosphere associated with "green commissioners." I, the casual observer the impression that the safety of the enterprise, is comparable to the persecution mania. The sharks of capitalism have learned long ago — the scandal is cheaper to prevent than to deal with its consequences.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

To date, the construction of the plant has been completed and passed all the tests. The certificates of conformity and a permit to operate. Production staff passed the necessary training, the laboratory is fully equipped and all equipment has been tested. The first batch of finished products are shipped to customers.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

The plant plans to release a wide range of high quality lubricants, including motor oil, oil for marine engines, industrial lubricants, including hydraulic and gear oils (under the names of Helix, Rimula, Spirax, Tellus, Omala).

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

For the production of high quality lubricants in Russia concern "Shell" uses the latest technology and the most stringent quality control. Creating a world-class production near the market for products will ensure delivery of a broad line of high-quality motor and gear oils, industrial lubricants to the Russian market. There are plans to enter the markets of the CIS countries.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

Production is divided into three zones: a warehouse for storage of base oils and additives, blending and bottling area of lubricants and storage facilities for the storage of finished products.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

Base oils and additives are stored in large tanks, of which are served in a blender (mixing plants). From zone compounding lubricants enter the storage tank 34 of finished products totaling 1780 cubic meters. The largest one has a capacity of 200 cubic meters, and the smallest — 5 cubic meters.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

From tanks lubricants come on automatically cleans nozzles on several lines of packaging for dispensing canisters for various types. There are two lines for dispensing lubricants in drums of 209 liters, one line for filling a 20-liter bucket and two lines for filling in the one-and four-liter bottle. There is also a semi-automatic line for filling of products in various types of packaging (55-liter drums containers up to 1 cubic meter), and another line for the tank truck.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

Quality control of finished products manufactured at the plant, provided by its own laboratory with the most modern equipment. All control methods are certified in accordance with international standards, such as ASTM, ISO, IP, DIN, and internal standards concern "Shell". The staff of the laboratory — five employees with higher education and relevant work experience. All of them were trained in similar enterprises abroad.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

At the end of our tour, we got to the heart of the plant — the control room. All manufacturing processes are automated and managed at all stages of this room. The control system has been developed in accordance with the latest industry standards.

  • The plant "Shell" in Russian
  • The plant "Shell" in Russian

 Valery Pisanov for Trucker Blog 19/11/2012

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