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German chemicals giant invests $761m in new S'pore plant

German chemicals firm Evonik Industries yesterday broke ground on its second Jurong Island plant catering to rising demand for a key ingredient in animal feed. The latest investment of more than €500 million (S$761 million) comes less than two years after the group opened its first such facility here in November 2014. The new methionine plant is set to become operational in 2019 and create more t...


Talent pipeline for energy and chemicals sector

A scheme was launched yesterday to ensure a pipeline of talent for the energy and chemicals sector, one of Singapore's "backbone industries". The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme for the sector will enable polytechnic graduates to earn an advanced diploma as well as a monthly wage. This will help "prevent leakages" in the industry, said Mr Erman Tan, president of the Singapore Human Resour...


Afton opens its first greenfield plant in 35 years on Jurong Island

AMERICAN petroleum-additives maker Afton Chemical opened the first phase of its US$300m plant on Jurong Island on Tuesday. The US$100 million facility, the company's first greenfield manufacturing project in 35 years, produces customised lubricant components for its customers in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East. The plant is set to be a hub for the Asia-Pacific region, and will be the facility th...


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