OILTANKING TO EXPAND SHELL’s STORAGE CAPACITY ON SINGAPORE JURONG ISLAND
Shell has signed an agreement with Oiltanking Singapore Chemical Storage Pte Ltd (OTCS) for an additional two propylene storage tanks at OTCS’ terminal in Jurong Island. “This project reinforces Shell’s commitment in Singapore. In addition to several capacity investments in recent years both for the Ethylene Cracker Complex in Pulau Bukom as well as in downstream derivatives, we are also constantly looking at logistics enhancements to create a seamless supply chain, greater system flexibility and to improve our customer experience,” said Dennis Cheong, Vice President, Shell Chemicals Asia Pacific.
These new tanks will be constructed by OTCS and designed to meet industry safety standards and Shell’s operational requirements. The agreement includes additional pumps and ancillary equipment which will be integrated with existing propylene logistics facilities to enhance overall system robustness.
Propylene is used to produce chemical intermediates that go into a wide variety of everyday products such as foams, containers, paints and coatings. Shell produces propylene in its Pulau Bukom integrated refinery and petrochemicals hub, and transports it to Jurong Island by subsea pipelines. (Source: Shell – Image: OCTS storage facility on Singapore Jurong Island/OTCS)