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Energy & Chemicals

Singapore’s powerful mix of refining, olefins production and chemicals manufacturing, business and innovation capabilities has made it one of the world’s leading energy and chemical hubs. Over 100 global chemicals firms have located major operations here.


The Right Chemistry

World-class infrastructure

Jurong Island is Singapore’s centerpiece for refining, petrochemical, and specialty chemicals activities. Its highly integrated infrastructure closely connects both customers and suppliers, often literally over the fence through pipes. This integrated ecosystem, featuring utilities and logistics service providers, create production synergies that allow companies to save costs.

Jurong Island has attracted over S$50 billion worth of investments.

Strong connectivity and talent

Singapore’s strong logistics capabilities, regional connectivity, and comprehensive free trade agreements facilitate the import and export of chemicals for companies. We also offer a 25,000-strong pipeline of talent. These professionals continually train and improve their skills through government initiatives like the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme for Energy & Chemical.

Leading firms like Mitsui and Solvay tap on our innovative talent for their R&D centres in Singapore.

Sustainable and future-ready

As the global industry shifts towards customised blending and eco-friendly formulations, Singapore has positioned itself as a sustainable, highly productive hub for chemicals manufacturing. Our strong intellectual property protection also provides companies with peace of mind to tap on our extensive public and private research infrastructure.

Our strong intellectual property regime offers a safe environment for large, sensitive investments.

At a Glance

7th

largest exporter of chemicals in 2015, ranked by the World Trade Statistical Review 20161. Singapore’s chemicals and energy industry also ranks among the top 10 globally.

 

S$81bil

contributed by the energy and chemicals industry to Singapore’s total output in 2015, about a third of Singapore’s total manufacturing output.

 

S$1.3bil

of fixed asset investments poured into Singapore’s chemicals industry in 2016.