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Shell eyes Asian market with new plant in Tuas

Singapore

ROYAL Dutch Shell on Wednesday opened an integrated lubricants and grease production plant in Singapore to meet Asia's growing appetite for such products.

The facility, its third-largest lubricants facility globally and second-largest in the Asia-Pacific, can produce up to 430 million litres (390,000 tonnes) of lubricants and greases every year.

It is located next ...more

New road map for energy and chemicals sector

A new road map has been laid out for Singapore's energy and chemicals sector that aims to create $12.7 billion in value-add and 1,400 new jobs by 2025.

This Industry and Transformation Map (ITM) includes plans to transform the existing base of chemical manufacturing through the adoption of innovative technologies.

It will also look at diversifying into new markets and developing ...more

Jurong Port, Oiltanking launch venture for new petrochemical terminal

Singapore

JURONG Port and Oiltanking commemorated the official launch of their joint venture, Jurong Port Tank Terminals (JPTT), on Wednesday.

The venture is for a new liquid bulk terminal that is expected to solidify Singapore's position as Asia's regional petrochemical hub.

Observers see Singapore widening its lead with the new terminal as the island nation fends off emerging ...more

Pavilion Energy, Uniper of Germany to share LNG storage capacity

Singapore

TEMASEK Holdings-owned Pavilion Energy and German utility Uniper have signed an agreement allowing each other to use their respective storage capacity at liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals.

This means Pavilion Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pavilion Energy, will have access to Gate LNG Terminal in Rotterdam and Grain LNG Terminal in the UK, while Uniper Global Commodities ...more

Bttrigtical reinvents water-in-oil detector

EVERYONE knows that oil and water do not mix. Unfortunately, this does not always apply, especially when dealing with industrial and lubrication oils used in different kinds of machinery components across many industries.

Water can exist in several states mixed in these industrial oils and it can damage industrial components if left unchecked. For instance, vehicle engines and braking systems ...more

Keppel O&M, Pavilion Gas to work with Indonesia's PLN

Singapore

KEPPEL Offshore and Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) and Pavilion Gas are working with Indonesia's state-owned electricity provider PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to distribute liquefied natural gas (LNG) to remote islands and locations in West Indonesia.

This follows a discussion between the Singapore and Indonesian governments regarding bilateral energy cooperation during the ...more

ExxonMobil completes acquisition of Jurong Aromatics plant

Singapore

EXXONMOBIL has completed its acquisition of Jurong Aromatics Corporation's (JAC) Jurong Island plant, one of the largest aromatics facilities in the world.

The deal was first announced in May this year. The acquisition sum was not disclosed, but industry observers had estimated the purchase price to be as high as US$1.7 billion; bids from the South Korean companies were ...more

Pavilion Gas secures two-year access rights to LNG terminal

Singapore

PAVILION Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pavilion Energy, has secured access rights to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on Jurong Island.

This, it said, will support higher volumes of LNG trading activities, small scale LNG opportunities, LNG breakbulk and vessel cool-down services.

The group, which is owned by Temasek Holdings, is also hoping that having ...more

Asahi Kasei expands capacity of Singapore synthetic rubber plant

Singapore

JAPAN'S Asahi Kasei Chemicals is raising the production capacity of its Singapore plant for solution polymerised styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) to meet growing demand for tyres.

The plant on Jurong Island, which began operations in 2013, has a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes a year. Asahi Kasei is expanding this to 130,000 tonnes a year, making it the group's largest ...more

The man behind S'pore's chemical engineering drive

The chemical engineering research and development (R&D) field may not exactly be well-known.

Yet its influence can be felt in almost all aspects of daily life, from the medicine we take to the plastics we use, to making sure the consistency of hair gel is just right.

Chemical engineers design and manufacture these products and more from raw materials.

The R&D performance ...more

Union Gas Holdings launches Catalist IPO

Fuel products provider Union Gas Holdings has launched its initial public offering (IPO) for a listing on the Singapore Exchange's Catalist board.

The home-grown firm - known for its "Union" brand of bottled liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders - is offering 60 million shares at 25 cents apiece. These comprise 30 million new shares and 30 million vendor shares.

Union Gas Holdings ...more

Keppel O&M to deliver world's first converted FLNGV

Singapore

SINGAPORE'S leading yard group Keppel Offshore & Marine (O&M) is on track to deliver the world's first converted floating liquefaction vessel (FLNGV) to Golar Hilli Corporation, a subsidiary of Golar LNG.

The vessel, named Hilli Episeyo at a ceremony on Sunday, is scheduled to be delivered to Golar Hilli Corp in August. Keppel Shipyard was awarded the US$735 million contract ...more

Oil industry needs to harness new tech to meet growing demand in Asia: BP CEO

Singapore

WHILE energy demand is slowing due to improving energy efficiency, it will still grow by 30 per cent over the next two decades, with almost all of that coming from emerging economies, especially Asia.

This means that the oil and gas industry needs to produce hydrocarbons that are cleaner and at lower cost, and by harnessing the current wave of technological advances to do ...more

Boustead Projects wins contract for chemical waste-treatment plant

Singapore

BOUSTEAD Projects, a specialist in real estate solutions, has secured a design-and-build contract from Veolia ES Singapore Industrial for a hazardous chemical waste-treatment facility.

The plant in Tuas will be Boustead Projects' first undertaking for hazardous chemical waste-treatment facility and second in the waste management industry. The group said in its announcement ...more

ExxonMobil unveils expanded Jurong lubricant plant

Oil giant ExxonMobil has completed the expansion of its lubricant facility in Jurong.

The complex is now the company's largest grease manufacturing site in the Asia-Pacific, and the only one in the region that produces Mobil 1, its flagship synthetic engine oil.

The expanded operation in Shipyard Road is integrated with ExxonMobil's adjacent Singapore refinery, which provides base ...more
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