Lubricants

Fluor awarded contract to design and build new Valvoline lube blending plant in China

Fluor awarded contract to design and build new Valvoline lube blending plant in China
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Fluor Corporation announced that it has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) management contract for Valvoline’s new lube blending and packaging facility in Zhangjiagang, China. The project is Valvoline’s first lubricants blending plant in China. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2018.

“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,” said Sandeep Nibber, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business in Asia-Pacific. “Fluor is bringing several cost-competitive innovations, including minimizing onsite tank farm fabrication work, to perform this schedule-driven project.”

The 80,000-square-meter plant will have the capacity to produce more than 30 million gallons of finished lubricants and coolants annually for passenger cars and heavy-duty vehicles. More than 600 workers are expected onsite at peak during construction. Production at the plant is expected to begin by the end of 2020.

Founded in 1912, Fluor Corporation is a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance company that transforms the world by building prosperity and empowering progress. With headquarters in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 153 on the Fortune 500 list with revenue of USD19.5 billion in 2017 and has more than 56,000 employees worldwide.

Valvoline Inc., headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A., is a leading worldwide marketer and supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, with sales in more than 140 countries. Established in 1866, the company’s heritage spans more than 150 years, during which it has developed powerful brand recognition across multiple product and service channels. Valvoline ranks as the No. 3 passenger car motor oil brand in the DIY market by volume in the United States. It operates and franchises more than 1,300 quick-lube locations and is the No. 2 chain by number of stores in the United States under the Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM brand and the No.3 chain by number of stores in Canada under the Great Canadian Oil Change brand.

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