New Lubricants Plant Opens In Singapore
By Jack Burke02 November 2017
Shell opened a 10-hectare integrated lubricants and grease production facility in Tuas, Singapore. It is Shell’s 3rd largest lubricants plant in the world and 2nd largest in Asia-Pacific, capable of producing up to 430 million L of lubricants and greases every.
“This state-of-the-art, highly automated facility in Singapore was built to support our business ambitions here in the APAC region,” said Huibert Vigeveno, 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,” Vigeveno said.
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. It will produce lubricants carrying Shell’s global brands, including Shell Tellus (hydraulic oil), Shell Alexia (two-stroke marine engine oil) and Shell Gadus (greases).