Total Launches Lubricant Blending Plant

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One of the big players in the oil and gas industry in Africa, Total, has commissioned a lubricant blending factory in Tanzania.

The plant was launched on Friday, February 8, 2019, by the country’s Minister of Trade, Mr George Joseph Kakunda.

Total Tanzania Limited is a petroleum market and service company, incorporated in Tanzania since 1969, with its headquarter in La Défense, Paris.

Total Business focuses on the marketing, supply and service of petroleum products, lubricants and solar products which are marketed through a network of service stations.

As a part of its growth, expansion and commitment to participate and contribute to industrialization in Tanzania, Total has acquired a 20 million$ blending plant that will see the manufacturing/blending of lubricants and grease did in Tanzania along with the introduction of Total innovations and high-tech know-how to Tanzania lubricants industry.

The company explained that the blending plant will also see new employment opportunities, increased production of lubricants for local consumption at a more attractive price, increased government revenues through taxes arising out of business growth and exportation of lubricants to neighbouring countries.

The 8 000m2 lubricant blending plant will host an internal laboratory and a 2 200t tank farm enabling to process 22 000t of lubricants and 2000t of grease per year.