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For more than 85 years Shell has been one of the leaders in bitumen products and services innovation and is focused on developing a world class portfolio of bitumen products and services designed to address your emerging needs.

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Shell paves the world's second busiest international airport

14 Jul 2014

In 2013, the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) reported that air passenger traffic surpassed 3.1 billion airline passengers, and is expecting more in 2014. With more flights and larger, more sophisticated aircraft like the Airbus A380, airport runways at major international hubs need to withstand an enormous amount of weight, friction and heat from these larger aircraft. The Airbus A380, for example, weighs almost 400 tonnes, the equivalent of approximately 400 family cars.

New storage terminals on the west coast of France

10 Oct 2013

Having successfully trialled transport solutions combining waterways, railways and roads, Shell Bitumen has launched two new storage terminals in Nantes and Bayonne on the West Coast of France, following the closure of the Petit Couronne and Berre refineries.

Getting Closer to your Business

16 Aug 2013

Shell Bitumen customers in the UK will soon benefit from local supplies of bitumen from Thames Oil Port. We have a long history of supplying bitumen in the UK and the latest chapter begins soon when UK customers can be impressed by the speed of our delivery to your door[1].

Pavement durability – Shell’s alternative options explored

28 Aug 2012

The life expectancy of highway pavements could be increased using binder technology that incorporates sulphur as well as bitumen, according to Shell tests.

Laying roads with a lighter footprint

12 Jan 2012

Road builders around the world face ever tighter rules on energy use and CO2 emissions. Some national and local governments are also encouraging them to use more recycled asphalt. Now one company has adapted a Shell energy-saving process to produce a road-surfacing material that will better meet these demands.

Shell continues to play a key role in helping to improve London's M25 motorway

30 Nov 2011

With all eyes on London for the Olympic Games in 2012, Shell Bitumen is delighted to play its part in the £6.2 billion Design, Build, Finance and Operate (DBFO) contract to increase capacity on the UK’s busiest motorway, to help ensure the network is ‘fit for purpose’ and able to cope with growing traffic demands.

Shell Thailand becomes first country in South East Asia to launch Shell Mexphalte Low Temp binder

18 May 2011

A team effort involving the CNS plant in Bangkok, the Shell Solution Centre and the Shell Business and Account Management teams in the North East area has culminated in a successful road project using Shell Mexphalte Low Temp in the North East Region (Nakorn-ratchasrima).

In This Section

Shell has been involved in bitumen manufacturing and marketing for over 85 years, drawing on its global expertise to deliver to road and paving contractors.

Shell Bitumen aim to deliver pavement solutions to reduce impact on the environment and improve quality of life for the developing and developed nations.

We support infrastructure customers throughout the world. Our paving solutions help you keep communities moving to improve trade and access to services

Risk Management gives contractors the opportunity to benefit from a fixed price for their bitumen supplies for more than four months.

Shell Bitumen puts the health and safety of workers, suppliers and customers at the top of its agenda.

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