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Shell Bitumen News and Media Releases
Shell Bitumen News
16 Nov 2015
Shell Continues To Grow European Bitumen Business
Shell continues to invest and grow its bitumen business in Europe, as many smaller players continue to slow operations due to tough market conditions.
29 Sep 2015
World expert in Bitumen technology meets key stakeholders in Asia
From 29 September 2015, Shell General Manager of Bitumen Technology, Professor John Read, begins his tour of four of Asia’s fastest growing economies – Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines, where he will present the latest insights in bitumen technology to key stakeholders, including government ministers, airport operators and contractors. These insights are part of the latest updates featured in the Shell Bitumen Handbook, Sixth Edition, authored by John and his team of Shell bitumen experts.
18 Sep 2015
Shell receives award for outstanding contribution to Bitumen research
Last night, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Sisli, Shell Bitumen accepted the 2015 Global Road Achievement Award for Research from the International Road Federation (IRF). The awards ceremony was attended by thought leaders from across the industry and fellow award winners including the UAE Ministry of Public Works, CECI Engineering Consultants, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade and the Indonesian Directorate General of Highways, Ministry of Public Works and Housing. Frank Beer, Shell Bitumen’s Regional Technical Manager, Europe & Africa, accepted the award on behalf of the Shell Bitumen team.
11 Aug 2015
Shell Paves Lanzhou Airport Expressway, Ready to Support China’s Infrastructure Boom
Shell Bitumen has completed the resurfacing of Lanzhou’s airport expressway, connecting Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport to the city centre, almost 70 kilometres away. The newly built expressway was formally launched on 2 July 2015, after a successful onsite inspection by a 100-member contingent from the Gansu Expressway Bureau, led by the Deputy Director of the Gansu Communications Department, as well as road bureau directors from14 cities in Gansu province and engineering experts in June 2015.
07 Jul 2015
Shell Wins International Award for Bitumen Odour-Reducing Product
Shell Bitumen has been named the winner of the 2015 Global Road Achievement Awards (GRAA) by the International Road Federation (IRF) in the research category for its bitumen odour-neutralising product, Shell Bitufresh. The selection was made by an independent, international panel of judges with expertise across major road and highway disciplines.
16 Feb 2015
Shell publishes sixth edition of bitumen handbook
Shell has once again demonstrated its commitment and leadership in bitumen technology by publishing a sixth edition of the Shell Bitumen Handbook. 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.
09 Feb 2015
Shell Bitumen lays ground for growth in Indonesia
In 2011, the Indonesian government set up its Master Plan for Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia Economic Development (MP3EI) which included the establishment of reliable infrastructure to support the increased activity associated with the rapid urbanisation in Indonesia.
08 Sep 2014
Six years on, Singapore’s signature Formula One™ street circuit continues to deliver
When the agreement to host a Formula One (F1) race in Singapore was signed in 2007, questions arose on how the small city-state would pull off a night-time street circuit race in the heart of downtown Singapore. The challenges included making sure that the street circuit would be able to withstand the intense speed and pressure F1 cars running at over 300kmh generate on the track; as well as Singapore’s varied climate and temperature.
14 Jul 2014
Shell paves the world's second busiest international airport
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.
10 Oct 2013
New storage terminals on the west coast of France
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.
16 Aug 2013
Getting Closer to your Business
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*.
28 Aug 2012
Modern Asphalt Magazine: Pavement durability – Shell's alternative options explored
The life expectancy of highway pavements could be increased using binder technology that incorporates sulphur as well as bitumen, according to Shell tests.
12 Jan 2012
Laying roads with a lighter footprint
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.
29 Nov 2011
Shell continues to play a key role in helping to improve London’s orbital motorway, the M25, after 25 years of service
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.
18 May 2011
Shell Thailand becomes the first country in South East Asia to launch Shell Mexphalte Low Temp binder
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).
17 May 2011
Shell China wins key award for its contribution to technology in the bitumen industry
Shell China has won the ‘2010 China Bitumen Industry Technological Contributions Award’ from an industry consultancy firm that lists China’s top ten companies in the bitumen sector every year.
09 May 2011
Shell Vietnam becomes the first international company to receive a major Vietnamese Ministry of Transportation honour
The Vietnam Ministry of Transportation has recognised Shell Vietnam for its contribution to the research and application of new technologies in road building.
28 Feb 2011
Shell announces major Bitumen investments
Shell Australia today announced two major investments in bitumen facilities to help meet demand across eastern Australia.
13 Dec 2010
Laying roads with a lighter carbon footprint
Road builders around the world face increasingly tighter environmental regulations, including related to CO<sub>2</sub> emissions.
02 Dec 2010
Shell Bitumen lays new Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi
The brand new Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi was laid by Shell Bitumen. The polymer-enhanced Cariphalte Racetrack asphalt paved the way for a fantastic Grand Prix.
20 Oct 2010
Discover a world of colour launch event
We are pleased to announce the forthcoming opening of Tarmac’s new asphalt plant dedicated to the production and supply of coloured asphalts in the UK.
13 Oct 2010
Shell Thiopave newsletter issue 3
Issue 3 of our regular newsletter, providing an insight into Shell Thiopave; a technology to enhance asphalt mix with sulphur to create a stronger mix and enhance road life.
09 Aug 2010
Desktop dash - the race is on!
As you know, good business is all about making the right connections.
05 May 2010
Shell Bitumen shines at the Shanghai World Expo
If you’re visiting the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai between May and October, you’ll be pleased to know that thousands of tons of Shell bitumen went into the making of its spectacular venue.
28 Apr 2010
China High Speed Rail
With China’s high-speed railway network expanding at dizzying speeds, Shell Bitumen saw a great opportunity for its own rapid growth - and seized it.
03 Feb 2010
Ready for REACH
REACH is the European Union (EU) regulatory system for chemicals, including petroleum substances used in our fuel and bitumen products. It came into force on 1 June 2007.
15 Apr 2009
Shepherds Crook Emergency Release Valve
Despite technological advances in equipment standards, there still remains a small possibility of a driver, or site operative, getting sprayed by bitumen should the vehicle compressor and/or tank-vehicle equipment become unserviceable during a pressure delivery, leaving a full line of bitumen.
23 Feb 2009
Shell Bitufresh Launched
Shell Bitumen's low odour bitumen additive helps improve ambient air quality around asphalt operations.
22 Jul 2008
New Polymer Modified Bitumen plant opened in Honduras
The Shell Bitumen team are pleased to announce the successful opening of their new Polymer Modified Bitumen (PMB) plant in Puerto Cortes, Honduras.
15 Apr 2008
Singapore's grand prix track paved with Shell Bitumen
Shell Bitumen has been selected as the supplier of the premium grade bitumen binder to pave the racetrack to be used for Formula One's first night Grand Prix.
19 Mar 2008
Shell Floraphalte hits the streets
The newest member of the Bitumen family was introduced to the world this week with Shell Floraphalte's official launch at a customer event in France.
02 Feb 2008
Data sheets available online now!
Shell Bitumen data sheets are now available to view or download via the Global Product Catalogue.
12 Nov 2007
Shell Mexphalte C adds colour to Ayutthaya, Thailand
For the first time in Thailand, Shell Mexphalte C has been laid. It has been used to pave the 400 square metre car park on a key heritage site in the Ayutthaya Province: the Elephant Kraal Pavilion.
22 Jan 2007
Shell expands in India with new Bitumen plant
Shell has strengthened its asset base in India by opening a new bitumen plant in Uluberia, West Bengal.
07 Jun 2006
Shell acquisition to more than double bitumen business in China
Shell China Holdings B.V. announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Koch Materials China (Hong Kong) Limited (KMC), which is involved in the manufacture and marketing of bitumen in China.