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Chevron Oronite completes expansion of Jurong Island plant

Published on Jul 15, 2014 8:51 PM

SINGAPORE - United States fuel additives maker Chevron Oronite on Tuesday marked the completion of expansion works at its Singapore plant, as it ramps up capacity to meet growing demand in the region.

Production capacity at the 23 ha Jurong Island facility has doubled since the plant opened in 1999, taking into account all other upgrades.

The latest expansion works, which took place over the past two years, included increased overall storage capacity for raw materials and intermediate products, a new quality assurance lab, and an expanded central control room.

Chevron Oronite - part of Chevron Corp - says that the plant is already the largest additives manufacturing facility in the Asia-Pacific region and the expansion will help meet the expected increase in lubricant demand in growing markets such as China and India.

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