Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 18
By Demir Azizov - Trend:
A new Uzbek-Bulgarian plant for recycling waste industrial oils has been officially commissioned in Uzbekistan.
The ceremony was held as part of the opening of Uzbekistan International Oil & Gas (OGU 2016) Exhibition in Tashkent with participation of Uzbekistan's Deputy Prime Minister Gulomzhon Ibrahimov and Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.
The Uzbek-Bulgarian joint venture Uz-Prista Recycling commissioned a plant for regeneration of waste motor oils in April 2016.
The plant's design capacity for recycling is 43,000 tons per year.
Bulgarian Prista Oil Holding EAD and Uznefteproduct JSC (subsidiary of Uzbekneftegaz National Holding Company) created two joint ventures Uz-Ecoprotect and Uz-Prista Recycling in 2012. Uznefteproduct's share in both enterprises is 49 percent, while Prista Recycling has 51-percent share in those joint ventures.
Currently, Uz-Prista produces up to 30 types of synthetic, semi-synthetic, mineral, hydraulic and gear oils, as well as special fluids and antifreezes. The products are supplied to the domestic market and exported to the Central Asian countries.