Baker Hughes opens new chemicals facility in Singapore
Energy technology company Baker Hughes is expanding its presence in Asia by opening a new oilfield services chemicals manufacturing facility in Singapore, enabling manufacturing optimisation and faster delivery of fit-for-purpose chemical solutions. The facility, which spans approximately 40,000 square meters, will manufacture, store and distribute chemical solutions for upstream, midstream, downstream and adjacent industries to support regional customers and boost Baker Hughes’s localisation efforts.
The new facility builds on Baker Hughes’s recent strategy to source and produce chemicals in proximity to key demand hubs, including the announced chemicals joint venture company with Dussur in Saudi Arabia. As a technology-driven, automated facility, the Singapore facility is aligned with Baker Hughes’ goals for carbon reduction and in support of Singapore’s “Green Plan 2030” – a national sustainability movement to tackle climate change for building a sustainable future with net zero emissions. The facility’s overall process design, in addition to the facility’s ethylene oxide pipeline, also reduces the need for road transport and handling of chemicals.
“Baker Hughes has a longstanding commitment to localisation in the region. By investing in this facility, we are enabling job creation, enhancing supply chain practices, and streamlining our operations,” said Lorenzo Simonelli, chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes.
This is the first chemicals facility for Baker Hughes in the region. The company’s Singapore footprint includes an oilfield services and equipment manufacturing site, a joint turbomachinery and process solutions and digital solutions site, and a completions and well intervention (CWI) manufacturing site.
“We warmly welcome Baker Hughes’ investment in a new facility to produce oilfield services chemicals from Singapore. It is testament to Singapore’s attractiveness to the high-value downstream specialty chemicals sector and will enable the company to address the growing demand from their customers in Asia Pacific,” said Dr. Beh Swan Gin, Chairman, Singapore Economic Development Board.
In conjunction with the facility opening, the Baker Hughes Foundation also announced it is in discussions to contribute a $100,000 grant with the Singapore Management University to help drive positive social change in Singapore.