Partnerships built to last

Hanson

Aeroplane on runway
Aeroplane on runway

Hanson

Shell Bitumen worked with British paving contractor Hanson on the resurfacing of the runway at Carlisle Lake District Airport. Together we tested and approved two versions of the surface and binder course design mixes for the project, which also included supplying 8,000 tonnes of standard heavy-duty binder.

Buntara

Aerial view of Jakarta seafront
Aerial view of Jakarta seafront

Buntara

Our partnership with bitumen distributor Buntara goes back to 2007 and our Cariphalte© range is used in Indonesia on major road, highway and airport projects, including recent work on Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, where Shell Cariphalte© PG76 Fuelsafe was chosen to meet stringent project requirements.

CEMEX

A woman running down a track
A woman running down a track

CEMEX

Our partnership with building materials company CEMEX in the UK was vital in the development of our latest innovation Shell Bitumen FreshAir©. The new product was trialled at CEMEX’s asphalt plant and in three nearby locations to help monitor long-term effectiveness, with both partners pleased with the results. 

Kemna Bau West

Asphalt being spread
Asphalt being spread

Kemna Bau West

Together with asphalt producers Kemna Bau West, Shell Bitumen supplied the asphalt for the Cologne ring-road system, widening the road to help with traffic and achieving an impressive reduction in noise levels through the use of open pore asphalt. 

Studio Dromo

Formula One car driving around racetrack bend
Formula One car driving around racetrack bend

Studio Dromo

Shell Bitumen has a longstanding relationship with racetrack designers Studio Dromo, which proved a vital ingredient when the Silverstone Circuit needed resurfacing in 2018. Alongside world-class designer Jarno Zafelli, we produced a tougher track that would ensure water could permeate through the surface for proper drainage. 

Installing a fast-turnaround runway in the Philippines

It took a collaborative effort from multiple teams to achieve the resurfacing of Mactan Cebu International Airport’s runway. Supply efficiency was key as the airport wanted to minimise disruption, so a large number of bitutainers were installed on site during production. The Shell Bitumen team worked on the logistics alongside the customer and provided technical support throughout. 

Shell Bitumen is making connections

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge was one of our most iconic projects to date – find out how Shell Bitumen helped deliver it. 

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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS

Shell Bitumen is 100

Join us as we mark our centenary year.

Shell Bitumen is always evolving

Find out how Shell Bitumen has helped to drive technological discoveries and advances across the industry.

Shell Bitumen is driving progress

We’ve all got a part to play in reducing our environmental impact on the world. Find out how Shell Bitumen is playing our part. 

Shell Bitumen is built to last

From racetracks to runways to roads, our products help keep the world moving. Find out how.  

Shell Bitumen is helping pave the roads of the future

From record-beating bridges to world-class racetracks, take a look at some of the projects that make us proud. 

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100 years Bitumen