New Shell lubricants blending facility to bolster supply to Indonesian mining

first_imgThe plant will produce Shell’s leading lubricants brands like Shell Rimula (heavy duty engine oil), Shell Spirax (transmission oil), as well as other industrial lubricants. These products will support Indonesia’s growing demand for vehicle motor oils and other lubricants for applications in sectors like mining but also power generation, transportation and the growing infrastructure building sector in the country.“The plant has world-class, automated lubricant blending, filling and packaging technology. It is equipped with a stringent quality control system that tests lubricants at all stages of production to ensure products meet the high quality specifications associated with Shell’s brands. As part of the focus on quality products, the plant will also have a dedicated world-class lubricant-testing laboratory.” As part of its continued growth strategy, Shell recently opened its latest lubricant blending plant in Asia and the largest internationally operated lubricant plant in Indonesia. The facility is located at the Marunda Centre, north of Jakarta and sits on 75,000 square metres of land, equivalent to ten football fields. The plant is capable of producing 120,000 t (136 million litres) of finished lubricants a year. Mining is a key market for Shell in Indonesia including supply of fuels and lubricants to many of the major Kalimantan coal mining operations as well as other metallic mines in the country.“This plant is testament to our confidence in the strength of the lubricants market in the country. Indonesia is the largest lubricants market in Southeast Asia and is one of the growth engines for the industry in the region, alongside China and India. This plant brings our world-class lubricant production capability to Indonesia, strengthening our global supply chain. It enables us to meet the lubricant needs of our Indonesian customers, with our high quality and premium lubricants, made at this new facility. Indonesia’s economy has grown rapidly in recent years and lubricants are an essential enabler for this country’s growth ambitions in almost every sector,” said Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice President of Shell Lubricants.last_img

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