The new plant will be a production hub for products that will be shipped to more than 40 countries
Shell’s integrated lubricants and grease production facility has been opened in the country. With an area of 10 hectares, the site is Shell’s 3rd largest lubricants plant in the world and 2nd largest in Asia-Pacific. The plant is capable of producing up to 430 million liters (equivalent to 390 kilotons) of lubricants and greases every year.
“This state-of-the-art, highly automated facility in Singapore was built to support our business ambitions here in the APAC region,” said HuibertVigeveno, Shell Global Commercial, Executive Vice President. “It serves as a strategic production hub, and will be the centerpiece 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.This facility will also further strengthen our marine lubricant business’s presence here in Singapore, the world’s second busiest port.”
Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board, said, “We are heartened by Shell’s commitment to improving productivity through the adoption of innovative technologies, which is aligned 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 be yet another great showcase of an Advanced Manufacturing facility that provides Singaporeans with good jobs.” PWKD06112017