Gazprom Neft Moves into Road Construction
Gazprom Neft is moving into the road construction market, as a full-cycle operator, having established a specialist enterprise Gazpromneft-Road Construction, responsible for managing construction of intra-field roads at company fields, as well as regional and municipal roads to that end. The company’s proprietary BRIT-branded soil-stabilisation technologies will be used in its construction of infrastructure facilities, together with local materials. Using cold-in-place recycling delivers better road-surface quality and reliability while also reducing the per-kilometre cost of new roads by avoiding any reliance on imported materials, specifically hardcore (crushed stone). High-quality binders produced at Gazprom Neft’s Vyazma and Ryazan bitumens plants, as well as its Omsk Refinery, will be key components in road laying. The company is also establishing its own cutting-edge road-building equipment fleet.
Cold-in-place recycling (CIR) is a road building and repair technique that involves re-ground hardcore being mixed with special bitumen-based stabilising additives to allow an existing or previous asphalt road covering to be used as part of a new one.