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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...


US firm opens $137m lubricant additive plant on Jurong Island

The economy may be looking gloomy but that has not stopped Singapore from attracting decent-sized investments to the country. Yesterday, United States-based petroleum products firm Afton Chemical Corporation opened a US$100 million (S$136.7 million) chemical manufacturing plant on Jurong Island. Construction of the plant took two years and is central to the US firm's plans for expansion in the...


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