Fluor bags contract to build new Valvoline lubricants facility in China
Fluor has bagged an engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) contract for a new Valvoline lubricants facility in China.
The new blending and packaging facility will come up on nearly 20 acres in Zhangjiagang within the Jiangsu province. The new lubricants facility, which is Valvoline’s first ever plant in China, is being built with an investment of nearly $70 million. It is also Valvoline’s single largest blending plant investment in the world till date.
The 80,000-square-meter plant is expected to start production by the end of 2020 and will have an annual production capacity in excess of 30 million gallons (115 million liters) of lubricants and coolants to be used by passenger cars and heavy-duty vehicles. The new Valvoline lubricants facility in China is expected to use the services of more than 600 workers at peak during the construction stage.
Fluor, which booked the contract in Q4 of 2018, did not disclose the financial details.
Commenting on the new Valvoline lubricants facility in China, Sandeep Nibber -president of Fluor Energy & Chemicals business in Asia-Pacific said: “With the growing automotive market in China, Fluor will assist Valvoline to meet the demand for its products by delivering this facility on schedule and with execution excellence.
“Fluor is bringing several cost-competitive innovations, including minimizing onsite tank farm fabrication work, to perform this schedule-driven project.”