Nick Watson, the Chevron Lubricants Sales Manager responsible for the Kumtor facility commented: “Our supply to the Kumtor site comprises many different products from the range, tailored to the needs of the heavy duty trucks and mining equipment on site. With the introduction of our Group II base oil technology and through targeted application of our products we have assisted in reducing component wear to a minimum and in optimising equipment utilisation levels in an environment where extremes of temperature and altitude pose real challenges to reliable equipment operation.”
The relationship between Chevron Lubricants and Kumtor also includes training and knowledge sharing. The Chevron team has recently worked on a programme which trains on-site technicians in analysing oils and interpreting results. The ongoing training programme shares best practice between sites as well as performing lubrication audits to promote further cost savings and best practice.