Shell to build lubricants blending plant in Indonesia

14 November 2012 02:39  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell said on Wednesday it plans to build a new 120,000 tonne/year lubricants blending plant in Indonesia.

The plant will be located at the Marunda Centre, north of Jakarta, with construction expected to start once a tender process is completed in the coming months, Shell said in a statement.

It is expected to be the largest lubricants blending plant operated by an international oil company in Indonesia, Shell said.

Financial details of the project were not disclosed.

The plant is expected to produce a range of high quality consumer, transport, industrial and marine lubricants, the company said.

“Strong growth in lubricants demand is expected from Indonesia, driven by new vehicle ownership and production, construction and industrial activity – especially in the power generation and oil and gas production sectors,” Shell said.

Currently, Shell is the largest international supplier of lubricants in the southeast Asian country, importing finished products from its blending plants in Singapore and Malaysia, it said.

By: Pearl Bantillo
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