UK’s Infineum starts building salicylate project in Singapore

23 April 2012 09:37  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Infineum has begun the construction of its calcium salicylate plant at Jurong island in Singapore, the UK-based petroleum additives firm said in a statement on Monday.

The plant is expected to be fully operational in the fourth quarter of 2013 and it will complement the producer’s other salicylate plant located in Berre, France, the firm said.

Infineum did not disclose the capacities of the two salicylate units or the investment cost involved for the Singapore plant in the statement.

“Specialties companies are seeking a base in Asia from which to capitalise on the growth opportunities presented by rapidly emerging markets,” added the acting managing director for Singapore’s Economic Development Board, Tan Choon Shian, who officiated the plant's groundbreaking event.

According to the statement, the contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of the Singapore facility was given to Chiyoda Singapore.

Calcium salicylate is used as a detergent in Infineum’s engine oil formulations, according to the company.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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