ENOC opens lubricants and grease plant in Fujairah

ENOC_FujairahEmirates National Oil Company (ENOC) opened its advanced lubricants and grease manufacturing plant in the Fujairah Port.

Production

The advanced Lubricants & Grease Manufacturing Plant (ELOMP) is spread over an area of 63,500 sqm and has a current blending capacity of 100,000 metric tonnes (MT) of mineral and synthetic lubricants based oils, and 5,000 MT of grease per annum.

With the completion of Phase II, Phase III and Phase IV in 2012, 2013 and 2014, ELOMP will have the capacity to produce over 250,000 MT of lubricants and grease, underlining its credentials as one of the largest single lubricants plants in the region.

Highest certification

Certified to ISO 9001:2008 for quality systems and ISO 14001:2004 for its quality and environmental management systems, and 18001:2007 OSHAS for its health and safety management system, ELOMP is further equipped with the latest technologies for blending and filling services, and has an ISO 17025 certified laboratory for quality control and oils and fuels analysis.

Key role

Saeed Abdullah Khoory, Chief Executive Officer, ENOC, said the new facility would help in creating new job opportunities, will also play a key role in driving the future growth of ENOC.

Khoory added that ELOMP will serve as a key driver in the expansion of ENOC to new global markets. "Through our integrated approach to blending, analysis and filling, ELOMP will manufacture a wide range of lubricants independently and cater to the needs of ENOC's growing list of clients from over 50 countries in the Middle East region, Africa, South East Asia and the Subcontinent."

Advanced technologies

Featuring the most advanced technologies including automated blending and metering systems, ELOMP can maximise blending flexibility in respect of product volumes and types. The plant can blend a wide range of oils including automotive engine oils, gear oils, transmission oils, speciality oils, industrial oils such as marine, railroad, hydraulic, turbine, compressor and gear oils, as well as automotive and industrial greases.

ELOMP facilitates lube blending for various grades and applications. Its Automatic Batch Blending System has a single shift production capacity of 53,000 MT per annum (Current Phase) while the six filling lines can undertake small can, pail, drum and grease filling.

Own supply line

The plant has its own supply line connection from the jetty to nine base oil tanks which have a total storage capacity of 11,000 MT. This supply line can also be used for reverse supply of finished products to marine vessels and barges.

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