March 1, 2016
Volume 7 Issue 8
Shenyang Blender to Build New Plant
China’s Shuangzi Lubricant plans to build a 100,000 metric ton per year blending plant in Liaoning province’s China-Germany Industrial Park in Shenyang city.
The plant will cost ¥90 million (U.S. $13.7 million), according to a company press release. Covering an area of more than 150 acres, the plant will have eight automated filling lines and will feature “pseudo-random pulse blending” and a smartphone-based data control system.
With capacity to produce 100,000 t/y, the new plant will be capable of manufacturing 15 types of lubricants and close to 200 products. The plant will also have a storage capacity for 20,000 tons of base oils. The company did not disclose the project’s expected timeline for completion.
Shenyang-based Shuangzi Lubricant – also known as SZLub, or Shenyang Beijing Qi Lubricants Ltd. – produces diesel and gasoline engine oils, special dual-fuel engine oils, automotive transmission oils, industrial lubricants such as compressor oils and turbine oils, antifreeze and more. The company’s brand is Gemini.
In December, the State Council approved the construction of the China-Germany industrial park in Shenyang. The industrial park hopes to invigorate China’s equipment manufacturing industry and link the country’s “Made in China 2025” strategy with the German strategy of “Industry 4.0,” according to a State Council press release.
“The high-end equipment manufacturing industrial park, which will be internationalized, intelligent and environment-friendly, will help China and Germany achieve a mutual complement of technological advantages, create new growth points for Shenyang, and play a key role in revitalizing the old industrial base in Northeast China.”
According to the Shenyang Municipal Bureau of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation’s website, “Germany is the most important economic and trade partner of Shenyang. Trade volume between the two exceeded U.S. $5 billion in 2014, ranking Germany first among all 178 trade partners of the city.”
German automotive manufacturer BMW will start production this year at a new engine manufacturing plant in Shenyang’s Tiexi district. It will produce approximately 400,000 units a year, which will be exclusively supplied to local production models, according to the company’s press release.
Shenyang is Liaoning province’s capital and the largest city in northeastern China in terms of population.