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Baker Hughes opens new chemicals facility in Singapore

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Baker Hughes is expanding its presence in Asia by opening a new oilfield services chemicals manufacturing facility in Singapore.

The facility, of approximately 40,000 sq m, will manufacture, store and distribute chemical solutions for upstream, midstream, downstream and adjacent industries to support regional customers and boost Baker Hughes localisation efforts.  

Baker Hughes’s strategy aims at sourcing and producing chemicals in proximity to key demand hubs, including the joint venture with Dussur in Saudi Arabia.

The Singapore facility’s overall process design, in addition to the facility’s ethylene oxide pipeline, also reduces the need for road transport and handling of chemicals.

“The opening of the Singapore chemicals manufacturing facility significantly expands our ability to serve the Asia-Pacific region’s oilfield services industry,” said Maria Claudia Borras, Executive Vice President for Oilfield Services at Baker Hughes.

“Baker Hughes has a longstanding commitment to localisation in the region. By investing in this facility, we are enabling job creation, enhancing supply chain practices, and streamlining our operations,” said Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes.

This is the first chemicals facility for Baker Hughes in the region. Outside of chemicals, Baker Hughes has a strong history of localisation in Singapore.

“We warmly welcome Baker Hughes’ investment in a new facility to produce oilfield services chemicals from Singapore. It is testament to Singapore’s attractiveness to the high-value downstream specialty chemicals sector and will enable the company to address the growing demand from their customers in Asia Pacific,” said Dr. Beh Swan Gin, Chairman, Singapore Economic Development Board.

In conjunction with the facility opening, the Baker Hughes Foundation also announced it is in discussions to contribute a $100,000 grant with the Singapore Management University to help drive positive social change in Singapore.

 

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