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About us

Viru Keemia Grupp is a private Estonian large-scale industrial enterprise. We focus on oil shale mining, shale oil, combined heat and power production and production and marketing of fine chemical products. Our central values are openness, dedication to our work, and continuous development. We believe that every step and every action we take must create value for everyone – our employees, partners, clients, and the local community alike.

Viru Keemia Grupp was founded in 1997 through the privatisation of RAS Kiviter. We are proud to continue the long-standing tradition of utilising oil shale to its highest potential.


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    the world’s biggest shale oil producer


Key points of our vision

Always competitive

The principles behind our future value creation are continuing as the leader of the sustainable Estonian oil shale industry in the changing market conditions and being an innovative world leader in exploring the potential of oil shale. The key to both lies in enhancing efficiency. We take safe and coordinated actions to resolve the challenges facing the industry and use its opportunities to their full potential.

The renewal of the shale oil industry

Continual development is essential for success. We simplify and standardise our activities through innovation, radical changes, and broad-based collaboration. We develop our technologies to create lasting value and work better, smarter, and more efficiently.

Adding maximal value to oil shale and lengthening its value chain has always been our goal and leading principle. VKG’s current value chain is the longest in Estonia and among the longest globally.

 


Our strategic goals

 

  1. Ensuring the availability of raw material
  2. Extracting maximum energy from oil shale
  3. Adding maximum value to final products
  4. Creating an efficiency-oriented organisational culture
  5. Offering a competitive cost price for shale oil

VKG supports

We are pleased and proud to support the activities of talented young people to advance and actualise their talents in sports, culture, and education.