Shell has announced plans to build a new lubricant blending plant in Indonesia, with construction to begin after completion of a tender process over the coming months.
The plant will be located just north of Jakarta and will produce a range of high-quality consumer, transport, industrial and marine lubricants. It is expected to have a capacity of 120,000 tons per year, making it the country's largest lubricant blending plant operated by an international oil company.
"We are delighted to confirm this significant new investment in our supply chain in Indonesia, a fast-growing lubricant market," said Mark Gainsborough, executive vice president for Shell Global Commercial. "We continue to implement our strategy of being close to our lubricant customers, driving business growth by offering the right products and services in the right places."
Strong growth in lubricant 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 is the largest international supplier of lubricants in the country, currently importing finished products from its blending plants in Singapore and Malaysia.
The plant will incorporate world-class lubricant blending, filling and packaging technology, as well as meet high environmental standards, including measures to reduce waste and carefully control waste disposal.
Processes at the plant will be automated and controlled at all stages by operators based at the control room. A plant management system also will be installed to control all stages of production.
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