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POSH set to bag second contract from Shell LNG project

PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH), a listed offshore-and-marine group partly owned by Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok, is well-placed to land its second contract with a Shell-operated floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project. The Business Times understands that it has pulled ahead of Prosafe, its closest rival in the tender for the contract to support the installation of the multi-billion...


Vopak opens refrigerated LPG facility on Jurong Island

VOPAK Terminals Singapore on Wednesday officially opened South-east Asia's first independent refrigerated liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) facility at its Banyan Terminal on Jurong Island, giving Singapore's crackers an alternative feedstock to naphtha. The 80,000 cu m facility is an 80/20 partnership between the Dutch tank storage provider for the oil and chemical industry and SK Gas International...


DuPont launches first thermal protection test facility in Asia

AMERICAN chemicals firm DuPont launched its first thermal protection testing facility in Asia in Tuas on Wednesday, increasing its capacity to test and analyse the performance of protective apparel when exposed to sudden fire. The multi-million-dollar investment joins DuPont's four other Thermo-Man Manikin testing facilities currently in service in the United States, Switzerland, the United Arab...


Push to sharpen long-term edge of S'pore petrochemical sector

EVEN as profitability in Singapore's petrochemical sector soared to a new high last year, the government is working to enhance the competitiveness and resilience of the sector, to prepare for tougher times ahead. This includes working with companies to increase the flexibility of their feedstock and lower utilities cost, as well as improving their import and export options, said the Economic Deve...


Afton opens its first greenfield plant in 35 years on Jurong Island

AMERICAN petroleum-additives maker Afton Chemical opened the first phase of its US$300m plant on Jurong Island on Tuesday. The US$100 million facility, the company's first greenfield manufacturing project in 35 years, produces customised lubricant components for its customers in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East. The plant is set to be a hub for the Asia-Pacific region, and will be the facility th...


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