Shell completed an expansion that more than doubles the size of its lubricant blending plant on Indonesia’s Java island, raising capacity to 300 million liters (270,000 metric tons) per year and making it one of the company’s largest such facilities.
The British company said it undertook the project in response to the country’s growing demand for premium lubricants.
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The plant’s capacity before the project was 136 million liters/year. The facility opened in November 2015, and Shell announced the expansion in March 2020 but never disclosed its price tag. The project included installation of 40 tanks with a combined capacity of 19,000 metric tons, an increase in mixing capacity and installation of four high-performance filling machines.