Total Launches US$20m Lubricant Blending Plant In Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM – 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 done in Tanzania along with the introduction of Total innovations and high-tech knowhow to Tanzania lubricants industry.

The plant was officially inaugurated on February 8 by Minister of Trade George Joseph Kakunda and the director of investments.

The blending plant will 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.

Total Tanzania Limited is a petroleum market and service company, incorporated in Tanzania since 1969. Its headquarters are 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.

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