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Energy saving a part and parcel of Asahi Kasei Plastics Singapore's operations

THE second Outstanding Energy Manager of the Year award winner Pandurangan Siva started his career in Asahi Kasei Plastics Singapore (APS) in 2007 as a senior engineer in the engineering department. His first project was to conduct a plant-wide energy audit with grant support from the National Environment Agency (NEA).

The following year he successfully implemented two of the recommendations ...more

MPA has spent S$26m to date to promote LNG as marine fuel


AHEAD of the implementation of a green shipping regulation, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has dished out S$26 million to kick-start the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a cleaner burning marine fuel.

MPA deputy director for port services Alan Lim disclosed the up-to-date investment made by the maritime regulator at the second LNG bunkering roundtable ...more

US additives firm opens $222m plant expansion

American additives company Afton Chemical officially opened a $222 million expansion of its manufacturing plant on Jurong Island yesterday.

With the expansion, the plant can produce advanced ashless dispersants and anti-wear components, which are critical in several of the firm's products.

"Our Jurong Island plant now has the full capability to produce core engine oil additives ...more

Shell invests in new tanks on Jurong Island


SHELL is investing in new storage capacity for output from its giant petrochemical complex on Jurong Island.

The supermajor has penned an agreement with privately owned Oiltanking Singapore Chemical Storage (OTSC) for the lease on two more propylene storage tanks on Jurong Island.

OTSC is an independent storage provider that handles petrochemical products and runs ...more

LNG bunkering cooperation enhances partnership between Singapore and Japan

JAPAN and Singapore are currently jointly working on liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering - the process of transferring LNG to a ship for use as fuel. I believe that this cooperation not only further enhances the close partnership between Japan and Singapore in the field of international shipping, but also has the potential to greatly strengthen the two countries' positions as major maritime hubs ...more

Singapore poised to host 'world's largest base oil plant of its kind'


EXXONMOBIL'S base-oil plant is set to emerge as the largest of its kind in the world after a multi-billion dollar expansion lined up for its integrated manufacturing facility gets the go ahead.

Ted Walko, the company's global marketing manager for base stocks and specialties, told The Business Times that the plant, which is progressing towards a final investment decision ...more

ExxonMobil starts up world's largest resin plant


EXXONMOBIL has started production at two new multi-billion dollar plants, producing petrochemicals used in adhesives and manufacturing tyres.

The first plant, the world's largest of its kind, has an annual output of 90,000 tonnes of the company's proprietary product, Escorez hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins, the supermajor said on Thursday.

Hydrogenated hydrocarbon ...more

Singapore LNG inks deal with energy trader Trafigura


SINGAPORE LNG has signed an agreement with independent energy trader Trafigura for storage and reloading services at the SLNG Terminal on Jurong Island.

The agreement signed on May 30 grants Trafigura access to 160,000 cubic metres of firm LNG storage on a segregated basis for the next 24 months.

Trafigura had responded to a call for proposals from Singapore LNG ...more

Keppel Corp in talks with Golar on FLNG project for Tortue field


KEPPEL Corporation is in talks with liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping company Golar LNG on floating LNG (FLNG) projects for the Tortue field located offshore in Mauritania and Senegal.

Golar said on Thursday that it had struck a preliminary agreement with BP to provide a FLNG unit for the oil major's Greater Tortue/Ahmeyin project development.

Of the four partners ...more

Pavilion Gas imports maiden LNG cargo for local use


PAVILION Gas, a subsidiary of Temasek-owned Pavilion Energy, has received its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo for use in Singapore after being awarded an importer licence.

The cargo, which arrived at the Singapore LNG terminal on April 7, was supplied by Qatargas under a spot contract, said Pavilion in a press statement.

The supercooled fuel will be regasified ...more
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