The Russian company LUKOIL Engineering serves as the scientific center of the LUKOIL Group and has set itself the task of enabling a comprehensive transfer of know-how in the oil business and participating in the development of new technologies on the basis of selected partnerships with university-level educational institutions. Subsequently, high-qualified skilled personnel are to be trained for the energy segment, and student exchange programs are to be carried out.
“Montanuniversität Leoben stands for high-level research and teaching. Thanks to our partnership, we want to further expand our investments in the field of research and development. Sustainable technical progress is of major importance to LUKOIL. We look forward to the cooperation with Montanuniversität“, says Vadim L. Voevodkin, Chief Executive Officer of LUKOIL Engineering.
“With the investments and our commitment to Austria, we are pursuing a specific goal. We want to make the Austrian business location into our European business interface, and take advantage of the numerous locational advantages. We will continue along this path in the coming years. Part of our efforts includes the cooperation of LUKOIL Engineering with Montanuniversität Leoben“, states Robert Gulla, Managing Directror of der LUKOIL Holding GmbH.
LUKOIL’s activities in Austria
On balance, LUKOIL has successively expanded its commitment in Austria over the past few years. The new headquarters of LUKOIL Lubricants Europe was opened in the Lobau area of Vienna in April 2016. The extensive investments valued at millions of euros provide important impetus to Austria as a business location.