Infineum invests $40M in NDG plant to enhance supply reliability for customers

Infineum invests $40M in NDG plant to enhance supply reliability for customers

Infineum, a joint venture between ExxonMobil and Shell, announces the on-site arrival of a third Magnesium Sulfonate reactor at Port-Jérôme for installation and use at a lubricant additive plant operated by ExxonMobil Chemical France on behalf of Infineum.

This important $40M investment will add reliability, improve operability, and continue to secure the supply of Infineum additives from this ExxonMobil site by allowing for continuous production during maintenance operations and improve the availability of the unit. The additional flexibility of this multipurpose reactor will add reliability to the entire process. This will ultimately secure, as well as increase the production availability of important detergent components for Infineum additive products.

Hervé Brouhard, Chemical Site Manager: “We are pleased to be increasing reliability, efficiency, and available production capability for Infineum. This significant investment demonstrates Infineum's strong commitment and confidence in the future on the petrochemical platform of Gravenchon, a key player in the regional industry.”

This fast-tracked project was delivered in about two years and will culminate in the installation of these modular units over the coming weeks, with the units expected to be mechanically complete by year end and fully approved in the first quarter of 2021.

Chris Locke EVP Supply, Infineum: “Infineum is committed to delivering against our brand aspiration of Performance you can rely on. The enhanced capability from this unit, from which the component is deployed in many formulations as a key enabler of performance in latest generation applications, will mean improved supply reliability for Infineum customers.”

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