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Construction of oil extraction plant with a capacity of 1800 tons/day

Project name: Construction of oil extraction plant with a capacity of 1800 tons/day.

Start date of the project – 2012.

Project completion date – 2014.

Investment: 4229,7 million rubles.

Investor: LLC “Volga Terminal”.

The project was implemented in the territory of the Balakovsky Municipal District.

Balakovo oil extraction plant was built at the initiative of the holding "Solar Products". The enterprise was opened on December 5, 2014. The site for the factory is LLC "Volga Terminal", located in the Zaton (Balakovsky Municipal District of the Saratov Region).

Balakovo oil extraction plant is one of the largest enterprises of the fat-and-oil industry of Russia.

In addition to traditional sunflower seeds, Balakovo oil extraction plant can recycle soybean, rapeseed and madwort. The plant produces and extraction oil, granular meal and husk.

Balakovo oil extraction plant productivity: 

  • sunflower and rapeseed is more than 576 000 tonnes per year 

  • soybeans more than 512 000 tonnes per year

  • production of soya meal to 368 thousand tonnes per year.

The plant has one of the largest silo complexes in the region to store a grain of 200 000 tonnes.


  • The main technology developer and the equipment supplier is Italian engineering company Andreotti Impianti S.p.A, specializing in the design, production and installation of equipment for the production of edible oils and fats.

  • The separator used in the preparatory phase for refining the oil from phosphatides. It's produced by the German GEA Westfalia Separator.

  • Flour miller equipment, which performs the function of separating the kernels of the seed from shell and then from husk. It was delivered by the international company Bühler.

The average number of employees is 384 persons (for 2014).

The important logistical advantage of Balakovo oil extraction plant is the ability to ship finished goods to road, rail and water transport.

Water supply to countries of the Caspian Sea, Black Sea and Baltic basin. 

The products produced by the plant (extraction oil, and the granular meal and husk) are delivered to consumers by means of a developed transport and logistics infrastructure: its own port terminal, the railway lines of the federal line and the developed road network.