Shell announced the opening of an integrated lubricants and grease production facility in Tuas, Singapore. The new plant will be a production hub for products that will be shipped to more than 40 countries, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region.
The plant will have the size of 10 hectares and will be able to produce up to 430 million litres (equivalent to 390 kilotonnes) of lubricants and greases every year.
It is Shell’s 3rd largest lubricants plant in the world and 2nd largest in Asia-Pacific,
Huibert Vigeveno, Shell Global Commercial, Executive Vice President said: “This state-of-the-art, highly automated facility in Singapore was built to support our business ambitions here in the APAC region. It serves as a strategic production hub, and will be the centrepiece of our lubricants supply chain network to reliably supply our world-class lubricants to millions of customers in the region. Asia represents over 40% of the world’s lubricants demand, and is home to half of the world’s largest lubricants markets.
Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board congratulated Shell saying that this strategy complies with the strategies of the Energy & Chemicals Industry Transformation Map.
With a 50% increase in capacity and six-fold improvement in productivity over its previous plant, the new plant will provide Singaporeans with good jobs, Lim Kok Kiang mentioned.
The new plant will produce lubricants such as Shell Helix (passenger car motor oil), Shell Rimula (heavy duty engine oil), Shell Tellus (hydraulic oil), Shell Alexia (two-stroke marine engine oil) and Shell Gadus (greases).