On 3 July 2015, French oil major Total opened its new lubricant oil-blending plant in Singapore, which is its largest in the world. Fully operational by October, the plant will double Total’s lubricant production here, and increase its regional capacity by 30 percent.
French oil and gas giant Total opens new lubricant plant in Singapore
The two-storey facility is part of the Singapore Lube Park, Total’s joint venture with oil majors Shell and Sinopec. This unique, synergistic concept allows Singapore to optimise land use, while companies save cost through shared operations.
The new facility replaces Total’s two existing plants in Singapore, and has the capacity to produce 310,000 metric tons per year of lubricants for automotive, industrial and marine applications mainly for the ASEAN market. It will also supply for its customers in China and India certain products that are not manufactured locally.
Speaking at the event, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Mr Teo Chee Hean, who was guest-of-honour, said the lubricants industry strengthens integration across the refining sector. Mr Teo also commended Total on raising productivity through automation and improving environmental standards.
The new facility will enable Total to capitalise on the growing Asian lubricants market, which is expected to grow by 2.5 percent per year to US$70 billion by 2020.
- 03 July 2015