Shell Bitumen’s Shell Cariphalte Racetrack technology was used to pave the 23-turn, 5.065 km Marina Bay Street Circuit.  The circuit was also paved overnight (midnight – 6am), so as not to disrupt the daily traffic. Over the course of the two-month project, over 15,000 tonnes of asphalt was laid. 

Six years on, as the Singapore Grand Prix has gained popularity as one of the F1 calendar’s most exciting races, the street circuit continues to deliver the same performance standards as when it was first paved in 2008.  Only minor maintenance works have been needed since. 

Shell Cariphalte Racetrack meets all the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile’s (FIA) stringent track surface requirements, so many of today’s iconic racetracks, including the F1 circuits in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Germany, Malaysia, as well as Scuderia Ferrari’s very own test track in Fiorano, Italy, also use Shell’s solution for its high quality and advanced performance.

“Our continued investment in research and development has allowed us to develop products that are designed to go beyond standard bitumen applications. Our credentials in motorsports underline our commitment to providing our customers with fit for purpose solutions that are not only formulated to withstand the pressures put upon the racing surface, but also extend the lifespan of the surface itself,” said Emily Tan, Shell Bitumen’s General Manager for Asia and Middle East.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enquiries:

Shell Bitumen Global: Oliver Lim +65 9727 8960 o.lim@shell.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to editors

  • Shell Bitumen is the world’s largest bitumen marketing business with over 1,600 customers in over 30 countries.  Shell supplies over 11,000 tonnes of bitumen daily (4 million tonnes a year). It supplies enough bitumen to resurface around 400 kms of roads daily.
  • Shell manufactures bitumen in strategic locations around the world, including Germany, Netherlands, Singapore and the United States.
  • Shell Bitumen operates a dedicated bitumen research and development centre in Bangalore, India and regional solution centres in China, France and Thailand.
  • Shell Bitumen offers a portfolio of bitumen solutions suitable for use in a wide variety of applications, such as airports, highways, city roads, heritage areas, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cautionary note

The companies in which Royal Dutch Shell plc directly and indirectly owns investments are separate entities. In this press release “Shell”, “Shell group” and “Royal Dutch Shell” are sometimes used for convenience where references are made to Royal Dutch Shell plc and its subsidiaries in general. Likewise, the words “we”, “us” and “our” are also used to refer to subsidiaries in general or to those who work for them.

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Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Additional risk factors that may affect future results are contained in Royal Dutch Shell’s 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2013 (available at www.shell.com/investor and www.sec.gov). These risk factors also expressly qualify all forward looking statements contained in this press release and should be considered by the reader.  Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, 8 September 2014.

Neither Royal Dutch Shell plc nor any of its subsidiaries undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or other information. In light of these risks, results could differ materially from those stated, implied or inferred from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

We may have used certain terms, such as resources, in this press release that United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) strictly prohibits us from including in our filings with the SEC.  U.S. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Form 20-F, File No 1-32575, available on the SEC website www.sec.gov. You can also obtain these forms from the SEC by calling 1-800-SEC-0330.

 

 

 

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