The handbook is authored by Shell’s team of bitumen experts, led by John Read, General Manager of Bitumen Technology. “This sixth edition is the biggest update we’ve ever done; with new concepts, practices and case studies, which we are sure our readers will benefit from. Along with new information and innovations, we hope that this reference guide will encourage all practitioners to adapt these technologies and practices in a safe and sustainable manner.”

The Shell Bitumen Handbook, first published in the UK in 1949 as the Mexphalte Handbook, has since, sold over 20,000 copies across 40 countries around the world.

“We invested time in keeping the handbook updated to help the industry we are proud to be a part of.  It is our way of sharing best practice and to help readers stay informed,” said John.

Shell has made a significant impact in spearheading numerous developments in bitumen technology including: clear bitumen, which allows for coloured asphalt surfaces; odourless bitumen; and also special grades of bitumen specially designed for heavy duty use, like in airport runways, ports, mining sites and racetracks.

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, enough to pave a one lane kilometre road every four minutes.
  • Over the past decade, Shell Bitumen has provided solutions for over 100 of the world’s busiest airports, including Heathrow (UK), Dubai (UAE), Charles de Gaulle (France). Schiphol (Netherlands), HKIA (Hong Kong), Changi (Singapore), KLIA (Malaysia), Frankfurt (Germany) and Suvarnabhumi (Thailand).
  • Shell Bitumen operates a dedicated bitumen research and development centre in Bangalore, India and regional solution centres in China, France and Thailand.

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(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 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 andwww.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, 16 February 2015.

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. 

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