Shell yesterday began construction of its largest grease manufacturing plant in Zhuhai, in Chinas Guangdong province.
A new addition to its Zhuhai lubricants manufacturing complex, Shells grease plant will produce lithium, lithium calcium and lithium complex greases used in passenger cars and industrial bearing lubrication. According to a Shell statement issued in China, the plant is primarily designed to meet Chinas growing grease demand, but in time may also export to other markets. Initial capacity was not disclosed, but future capacity could reach 40,000 metric tons per year.
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