Our joint ventures
As well as operating a number of wholly-owned manufacturing facilities and marketing a broad range of base chemicals and intermediates through six product lines, Shell chemicals companies participate in a number of strategic joint ventures.
Complementary strengths, shared long-term visions, consistent business principles and an equal commitment to sustainable development are the potential keys to successful alliances.
For Shell companies, joint venture partnerships open up new market opportunities and access to local market knowledge. For our partners, the benefits include gaining access to world-leading technologies and to proven experience in delivering large-scale projects.
For customers, joint ventures bring into play new sources of product, with the advantage that they are likely to be manufactured using proven technologies and delivered against familiar specifications.
The table below details the principal joint ventures that various Shell chemicals companies are involved in, while the 'Related content' and 'Related websites' boxes on the right provide links to further information.
Infineum International Ltd
|50% Shell; 50% ExxonMobil||Manufacture and marketing of fuel, lubricant and speciality additives||Global|
Saudi Petrochemical Company (Sadaf)
|50% Shell; 50% Saudi Basic Industries Corporation||Manufacture of ethylene, styrene monomer, MTBE, ethylene dichloride, caustic soda and ethanol||Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia|
|50% Shell; 50% BASF||Manufacture of styrene monomer/propylene oxide||Moerdijk, The Netherlands; |
Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore (PCS)
|50% Qatar Petroleum International and Shell; 50% consortium of Japanese companies led by Sumitomo||Manufacture of lower olefins, aromatics, MTBE||Jurong Island, Singapore|
The Polyolefin Company Pte Ltd (TPC)
|30% Qatar Petroleum International and Shell; 70% Japanese interests, led by Sumitomo||Manufacture of polypropylene and polyethylene||Jurong Island, Singapore|
CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Limited (CSPCL)
|50% Shell; 50% CNOOC Petrochemicals Investment Limited||Manufacture and sale of wide range of base chemicals and derivatives||Huizhou Municipality, Guangdong Province, China|