Shell Bitumen is built to last
Our products aim to help people travel, commute and sometimes, even to become champions. As part of our centenary we’re celebrating our long-standing partnerships with Formula One and major airports around the world.
Landing the big leagues
Not all aeroplanes are created equal – there are different sizes, classes and most importantly from a bitumen point of view – different weights. To land the heaviest planes, your runway has to be up to scratch, and that’s where Shell Cariphalte comes in.
At Soekarno Hatta International Airport in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, increasing tourism numbers meant bigger planes had become the norm. To help this busy hub cope, we used Shell’s polymer-modified bitumen binder to create a more durable runway that could withstand the pressures of the heaviest aircrafts.
Soekarno Hatta International Airport by the numbers
Soekarno Hatta International Airport served over 60 million passengers in 2018* *https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/worlds-busiest-airports-2018/index.html
Along with this crucial work on Indonesia’s busiest airport, Shell Bitumen has helped to pave over 120 of the world’s key airports, including London Heathrow in the United Kingdom, Paris-Charles De Gaulle in France, Dubai International Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Hong Kong International Airport, and Changi Airport in Singapore.
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS
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