SHELL JURONG ISLAND
Countless products that we use in our everyday lives at home, work or play originate from the petrochemical “building blocks” we manufacture at Shell Jurong Island.These products help to meet the fast-growing demand for chemicals in the Asian region and beyond.
Shell Jurong Island (SJI) manufactures petrochemicals to meet the fast-growing demand for these products in the region.
Occupying more than 60 hectares, Shell’s chemical manufacturing assets on Jurong Island manufacture ethylene oxide (which is converted into ethylene glycols and high purity ethylene oxide), ethoxylates, styrene monomer, propylene oxide and polyols. SJI’s mission is to ensure safe, reliable and responsive supply of these products to its customers.
Jurong Island is located approximately 5km off the southwest coast of Singapore and is linked to the mainland by the Jurong Island Highway. It is a highly secure island and not accessible to the public. Jurong Island is the centerpiece of Singapore’s chemicals industry and is today home to more than 100 leading petroleum, petrochemicals, and specialty chemicals and manufacturing companies from all over the world.
SJI’s Role In The Region
Singapore is Shell’s largest petrochemical production and export centre in the Asia Pacific region. Shell Jurong Island manufactures chemical intermediates to meet the strong and fast-growing demand for these products in the region and beyond.
SJI’s chemical manufacturing assets produce:
- Ethylene oxide (which is converted into ethylene glycols and high purity ethylene oxide) and ethoxylates. These products are used in applications such as polyester fibres, polyester resins and surfactants.
- Styrene monomer, the starting material for plastics such as polystyrene, expandable polystyrene and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene. The main applications for these products are in the automotive, electrical, appliances and packaging industries.
- Propylene oxide, which is used in a wide range of chemical derivatives including polyols, propylene glycols (namely monopropylene glycol and dipropylene glycol), glycol ether solvents and flame retardants.
- Polyols, the main derivative of propylene oxide, which are used primarily to produce polyurethane foams, coatings, elastomers, adhesives and sealants.
Styrene Monomer 1020
Propylene Oxide 500
Polyether Polyols 400
MPG (USP/industrial) & DPG 80 (MPG), 10 (DPG)
Mono-ethylene Glycols 1030
High Purity Ethylene Oxide 210
Alcohol Ethoxylates 180