ENOC Lubricants expands to Jebel Ali facility
Expansion will also add tankage to store raw materials and finished products
ENOC Lubricants & Grease Manufacturing Plant has opened its second blending location in the UAE in the Jebel Ali free zone – raising ENOC’s lubricant production capacity above 300,000 tonnes a year.
The Jebel Ali facility complements ENOC’s existing manufacturing facility in Fujairah – the largest of its kind in the Middle East and Africa – and has increased ENOC’s tankage for storing raw materials in line with growing demand from its customers in local and export markets.
“We are already responsible for close to 20% of the total lubricant production within the UAE. This second plant is part of a long-term strategy to grow business not within but rather beyond the UAE,” Mohammed Sadek, director of ENOC Lubricants, told PMV Middle East at Automechanika 2015.
“It is definitely a move in the right direction: we already had the biggest blending plant, but this new plant confirms our pre-eminent position within the lubricant industry in the Middle East and Africa.”
The 5,000m2 Jebel Ali facility features technologies including automated blending and metering systems, and will help maximise ENOC’s blending flexibility in respect to product volumes and types.
Given the day-time ban for land transportation, the location will also enable faster delivery to Abu Dhabi and Dubai customers.
ENOC Lubricants serves a regional market of 60 countries, while the UAE produces close to 1.5mn tonnes of finished lubricant products – exporting 1.3m tonnes of the total volume.