Shell to operate Zhuhai lubricant plant at full rates by Q2 2010

27 November 2009 09:22  [Source: ICIS news]

GUANGZHOU (ICIS news)--Shell China expects to operate its 200,000 tonne/year lubricant plant at Zhuhai in the southern province of Guangdong at full capacity by the second quarter of 2010, a company source said on Friday.

The plant started up on 26 November, the company said in a statement.

Most of the plant’s output would be sold in the southern regions of the country, with a small volume sent to the north, the source said.

The plant is the petrochemical giant’s latest lubricants complex in Asia and the sixth lubricants blending facility in China, built to meet growing demand in the country, the company said.

The plant would produce consumer, transport, industrial and marine lubricants, the company added.

According to the source, the capacity of the plant would eventually be doubled to 400,000 tonnes/year, but no timeframe was available.

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