These insights include: global examples of bitumen regulation, specification and practice; information on the new standardised test methodologies to assess product performance; and state-of-the-art methods of building longer lasting road pavements.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity of sharing our latest insights and best practices in bitumen technology with our key stakeholders and customers in this region. We believe they will benefit from this latest information in their ongoing infrastructure-building activities, which has been phenomenal, to say the least,” said John.

Shell’s commitment to research and development has enabled it to bring numerous firsts to the bitumen industry such as coloured binders, low-temperature solutions, low-odour bitumen and underwater glue.  Shell today holds 49 patents in bitumen technologies alone.

Shell Bitumen is the world’s largest bitumen marketer, and is well placed to support the region’s major infrastructure projects via its network of asphalt plants and storage facilities in the region, supported by Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery in Singapore. Customers in the region are also supported by technical experts in each market, as well as one of Shell’s three Bitumen Regional Technical Centres, located in Bangkok, Thailand.

Shell Bitumen’s solutions have been used in numerous major projects around the world, including iconic F1™ racing circuits in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Germany (Hockenheim and Nurburgring), Malaysia, Singapore’s street circuit, as well as Ferrari’s own test track, in Fiorano, Italy. Its airport solutions have also been used at eight of the world’s top ten busiest airports by international passenger traffic1, which includes Dubai International Airport’s ambitious 80-day runway rehabilitation project in 2014. 

In the region, Shell Bitumen products have been used in numerous infrastructure projects, including major highways and airports in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.

1 Airports Council International, 2015

Notes to Editors

  • Shell is the world’s largest bitumen marketer, and delivers enough bitumen to pave a one-lane kilometre road every four minutes.
  • Shell supplies a wide range of high quality bitumen products, from standard-grade bitumen to special polymer-modified bitumen (PMB), which are marketed under the brand name Shell Cariphalte, and can be used in applications such as highways, urban roads, including porous asphalts for sustainable urban drainage systems. It is also ideal for use in high stress and heavily trafficked locations such as airport runways, racetracks, roundabouts and bus lanes. It can also be particularly beneficial in high stress applications such as rail, ports, bridge decks, crack relief systems or overlaying concrete pavements and expansion joints.
  • 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. The handbook is considered by many in the industry as the definitive guide to asphalt paving technology.  Today, it is used as a key reference by contractors and civil engineers around the world.
  • Shell Bitumen operates a network of Regional Technical Centres located in key regions (Beijing, China, Strasbourg, France, and Bangkok, Thailand.) Shell has also established its global bitumen R&D Centre in Bangalore, India.
  • In Indonesia, Shell Bitumen’s solutions have been used in many of the country’s key infrastructure projects, such as the Indonesia’s Jakarta-Cikampek, Purbaleunyi, Surabaya-Mojokerto and the Semarang-Solo toll roads.  Shell Bitumen’s products have also been used in projects at 24 of Indonesia’s busiest airports, including Aceh, Bandung, Labuan, Semarang and Surabaya.
  • In Malaysia, Shell Bitumen has paved the runways at major international airports in Kuala Lumpur (KLIA), Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.  Its solutions have also been used in major infrastructure projects such as the PLUS Expressway, the longest highway in Peninsular Malaysia and Sepang International Circuit, South East Asia’s first F1 circuit, also used Shell Cariphalte Racetrack, a specially formulated bitumen solution to pave its surface.
  • In Thailand, Shell Bitumen has supplied its bitumen solution to key Thai infrastructure projects like Highways 32 and 3056 in Ayutthaya, Highway 3701 stretching from Bang Pakong to Khao Din district in Chachoengsao Province, as well as runways at major airports like Suvarnabhumi, Don Muang and Phuket.
  • In the Philippines, Shell Bitumen has provided its solutions to pave major infrastructure projects such as the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Coastal Road, Iloilo-Capiz Road and the Milennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)-funded road rehabilitation project in Eastern Samar. Its products have also been used to pave runways at airports like the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Mactan Cebu International Airport, Subic Bay International Airport and Diosdado Macapagal International Airport.

Enquiries:

Shell Bitumen Global:

Oliver Lim

Contact: + 65 9727 8960

Email: o.lim@shell.com

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