BITUMEN

Russia’s market-leading producer of Bitumen materials

Neft Magistral bitumen business operated by Neft Magistral now holds a leading position in the production and sale of traditional and innovative bituminous materials on the Russian bitumens market — premium class bitumen volume was over 100,000 tonnes at the end of 2016.

Sales of bitumen materials, million tonnes

The company’s key bitumen-producing facilities are located in Moscow, Omsk, Yaroslavl, Ryazan Regions, Serbia and Kazakhstan. Neft Magistral refineries produce road, construction and roofing bitumens, as well as polymer-bitumen binders (PBB) and bitumen emulsions. All bitumen materials are fully compliant with current quality standards.

In 2015, the Company completed the first stage of modernising an asset it acquired in 2014 — the Ryazan Bituminous Materials Plant, Russia’s largest producer of polymer-bitumen binders.

At the beginning of 2016 Neft Magistral Bitumen Materials, operator of the Neft Magistral bitumens business, has acquired a 75-percent participating interest in the charter capital of NOVA-Brit LLC; the company’s interests include a high-technology bitumen materials plant in Vyazma, Russia. Acquisition of this interest will allow the company to enter what is, for Neft Magistral , a new market in high-technology bitumen products for road and airfield construction.