So when Dubai International Airport, the world’s second busiest international airport, required its two runways to be upgraded & resurfaced in May 2014, Shell Bitumen was approached by contractor Al Naboodah Construction Group to provide its bitumen solutions for this logistically challenging project. Shell’s bitumen solutions have been used in airports since 1968, backed with Shell Bitumen’s technical expertise, and supply base spread out across the globe.

“Our state of the art bitumen solutions and expertise in the airport sector has been a market leader for over four decades. Our dedicated Shell Bitumen Solution Centres work with our customers to develop solutions that suit their needs; not only in airports, but also in other infrastructure projects,” said Nick Chong, Vice President of Shell Bitumen.

Over the past decade, Shell Bitumen has provided solutions for over 100 of the world’s busiest airports, including Heathrow (UK), Charles de Gaulle (France), Schiphol (Netherlands), HKIA (Hong Kong), Changi (Singapore), KLIA (Malaysia), Frankfurt (Germany) and Suvarnabhumi (Thailand).


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  • Shell Bitumen is the world’s largest bitumen marketing business with over 1,600 customers in over 30 countries. Shell supplies around 12,000 tonnes of bitumen daily (4.38 million tonnes a year). It supplies enough bitumen to resurface around 450km 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 designed for use in a wide variety of applications, including airports, highways, city roads, heritage areas, etc.

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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.

These expressions are also used where no useful purpose is served by identifying the particular company or companies. ‘‘Subsidiaries’’, “Shell subsidiaries” and “Shell companies” as used in this press release refer to companies in which Royal Dutch Shell either directly or indirectly has control, by having either a majority of the voting rights or the right to exercise a controlling influence.

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The term “Shell interest” is used for convenience to indicate the direct and/or indirect (for example, through our 23% shareholding in Woodside Petroleum Ltd.) ownership interest held by Shell in a venture, partnership or company, after exclusion of all third-party interest.

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(a) price fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas; (b) changes in demand for the Shell’s products; (c) currency fluctuations; (d) drilling and production results; (e) reserve estimates; (f) loss of market share and industry competition; (g) environmental and physical risks; (h) risks associated with the identification of suitable potential acquisition properties and targets, and successful negotiation and completion of such transactions; (i) the risk of doing business in developing countries and countries subject to international sanctions;

(j)legislative, fiscal and regulatory developments including regulatory measures addressing climate change; (k) economic and financial market conditions in various countries and regions; (l) political risks, including the risks of expropriation and renegotiation of the terms of contracts with governmental entities, delays or advancements in the approval of projects and delays in the reimbursement for shared costs; and (m) changes in trading conditions.

All forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Additional factors that may affect future results are contained in Royal Dutch Shell’s 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012 (available at and

These factors also should be considered by the reader. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, 14 July 2014. Neither Royal Dutch Shell 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. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions.

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