Two Blending Plants Announced in Turkey


Two Blending Plants Announced in Turkey
Workers perform work on a car as it moves through an assembly line at a factory in Bursa, Turkey. Two blending plants planned in Turkey are expected to produce engine and industrial oils. © seyephoto

Petronobel Mineral Oils San and Tic A.S. announced plans last week to build a lubricant blending plant in an industrial zone near Istanbul.

Another company, Kristal Petrokimiya, recently unveiled plans to construct a smaller blending plant north of the port city of Izmir, in western Turkey.

The 13 million lira (U.S. $670,000) project will install new machinery in an existing building, according to a news release issued last week by the management of the Istanbul Tuzla Organized Industrial Zone.

The facility will include a tank farm, blending section, offices, dining hall and space for social activities.

The plant will have capacity to produce 20,000 metric tons per year of automotive and industrial oils, metalworking fluids and greases, as well as related products such as corrosion inhibitors and automotive antifreeze.

Kristal’s project was announced recently by the Duzce industrial zone in the town of Beykoy, Duzce province, 176 kilometers north of Izmir. That factory will have capacity to make 12,000 tons of lubes annually.