Chevron Oronite Announces Completion of Phase 1 and 2 of Singapore Expansion
SAN RAMON, Calif., September 15, 2022 – Chevron Chevron Oronite announces the completion of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of an expansion project at its Singapore Manufacturing Plant (SMP), known as the “Future Expansion Project”. In Phase 1, which started construction in February 2020, facilities and supporting infrastucture were added in SMP to manufacture two new detergent components. In Phase 2, which was finished in July 2022, the blending facility was upgraded and expanded to allow more complex additive packages to be blended and supplied from the plant.
“This project has expanded the core component capabilities of the Singapore Manufacturing Plant, enabling us to produce the majority of components that go into our additive packages. This allows us to further integrate our manufacturing processes and control the variables to improve both quality and lead times,” said Lim Keng Yang, general manager of Manufacturing and Supply, Asia Pacific Region.
Eugene Ng, general manager of Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific Region, reflected on the enhanced capabilities that the expansion provides: “With this new investment and our network of manufacturing plants in Asia, we are delivering more products directly to our customers in the region. This helps to enhance the supply reliability of our products which is critical in the current dynamic environment that is filled with many uncertainties and disruptions.”
Colleen Cervantes, president of Chevron Chemicals, concluded: “The expansion work in Singapore is an important addition to our manufacturing capabilities in Asia. It demonstrates our continued commitment to invest in markets where we see potential for growth and an opportunity to provide better value to customers.”
About Chevron Oronite
Chevron Oronite is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of fuel and lubricant additives, helping provide solutions to customers globally. Headquartered in San Ramon, California (USA), Chevron Oronite maintains regional offices in Houston (Americas Region), Paris (Europe-Africa-Middle East Region), and Singapore (Asia-Pacific Region); operates manufacturing sites in Belle Chasse, Louisiana (USA), Gonfreville (France), Singapore, and Mauá (Brazil); an affiliated blending and shipping plant in Omaezaki, Japan; technology centers in the USA, France, the Netherlands, Japan and China and has interests in additive companies operating in other locations, including India. Learn more about about Chevron Oronite at www.oronite.com.
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