ExxonMobil announced Friday that it is building a grease plant at its site in Jurong, Singapore. The company did not disclose the new facilitys capacity but said it is scheduled to begin operating by 2016.
The grease plant, the companys second in the Asia-Pacific region, will be part of ExxonMobils Jurong refinery, on the main island of Singapore, and will be located next to its existing lubricant plant. The plant will manufacture Mobilith SHC, Mobilgrease XHP and Mobilux specialty greases for high-speed bearings, environmental protection, drive gear boxes, food machinery and electric motors.
ExxonMobil has one other grease plant in the region, in Tianjin, China, and it noted that the new plant will be larger. The company said it broke ground Sept. 9, but otherwise offered few details.
In Asia-Pacific, particularly China, the demand for grease products is on the rise, and this new plant will help position us to meet that increasing demand and contribute to the growth of the regional economy, said Joanne Eu, Asia-Pacific marketing manager for ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Co.
The Jurong refinery is ExxonMobils largest in the world, with capacity of 592,000 barrels per day. The company also operates a petrochemical refinery on Singapores Jurong Island.