The Jakarta Post
Anglo-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell announced Friday that the company would set up a US$100 million lubricant plant in the western part of Java with a total capacity of 100,000 tons per year.
PT Shell Indonesia president director Darwin Silalahi said the plant would be the company’s production hub, not only to supply the Indonesian domestic market, but also the Asian regional market.
“We’ve been discussing with the Industry Minister [M.S. Hidayat] about what incentives Shell can
get to make the plant competitive for the export market,” he told reporters after meeting the minister in Jakarta.
Darwin said that in addition to fulfilling domestic demand, lubricants from the planned plant would be exported to emerging Asian economies such as China, India and Vietnam, whose demand has been rising over the past several years.
The plant would start operations in...