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Shell Opens Lubricants Plant in Singapore

Posted by November 2, 2017

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Shell said it has opened an integrated lubricants and grease production facility in Tuas, Singapore, its third largest lubricants plant in the world and second largest in Asia-Pacific, capable of producing up to 430 million liters of lubricants and greases every year - enough to change the engine oil of over 12,000 cars, every hour, every day. At 10 hectares, the site size is equivalent to almost 25 football pitches.

Speaking at the opening, Huibert Vigeveno, Shell Global Commercial, Executive Vice President (including Shell Lubricants), 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 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 percent 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."

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 globally renowned brands, 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).

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