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10/12/2019 Press release

Singapore: Total solarises its worldwide largest lubricants plant



Total announces the solarisation of its largest state-of-the-art lubricants oil blending plant. Located in Singapore and opened in 2015, the Tuas plant is a major global hub, boosting lubricants supply in the Asia-Pacific region, which represents more than 40% of the worldwide lubricants demand. 

The new solar photovoltaic system installed by Total Solar Distributed Generation Asia has a capacity of 1.2 Megawatt-peak. Equipped with 3,682 solar panels, this installation is designed to generate 1,511 Megawatt hours of electricity per year, covering 35% of the site’s energy needs, reducing its reliance on traditional fuels and avoiding up to 528 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year. 
The Tuas Lubricants plant was constructed with sustainability in mind from the start, including a roof specifically designed to withstand the weight of solar panels. The facility also benefits from a pier and shared equipment facilities that allow Total to both ship and receive base oil and additives to and from the vessels directly rather than through land transportation, reducing significantly onsite CO2 emissions, by up to 87%. 

Tan Pai Kok, Vice President of Operations in Asia-Pacific and Middle East for Total Lubrifiants commented: “We are proud to announce the solarisation of our largest lubricants plant, marking a new milestone in our commitment to better energy. With Asia being a key region for future energy demand, we look forward to supporting that growth through cleaner and sustainable means, and contributing to Singapore’s journey in sustainability.” 

Gavin Adda, CEO of Total Solar Distributed Generation for Southeast Asia, added “The solarisation of the Tuas plant is in line with the objectives announced last week (29 Oct) by Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing, which are to ramp up Singapore’s solar capacity to 2 Gigawatt-peak (GWp) by 2030 in order to support the country’s energy needs.” 

This project is a part of Total’s worldwide program of solarisation of its industrial facilities and illustrates Total’s ambition to become the responsible energy major. Earlier this year, the Group has inaugurated its thousandth solarized service station worldwide. Total has notably set a goal to solarize 5,000 of its stations in 57 countries, with work accelerating in the coming months to reach around 1,000 stations per year. 

Total and Low-Carbon Electricity

Total integrates climate change into its strategy and is staying ahead of new energy market trends by building a portfolio of low-carbon businesses that could account for 15 to 20% of its sales by 2040. Total's gross low-carbon power generation capacity worldwide currently stands at nearly 7 gigawatts, of which over 3 gigawatts from renewable energies.

About Total Solar Distributed Generation SEA

Total Solar DG Southeast Asia is a wholly owned affiliate of Total Solar Distributed; dedicated to Distributed Solar energy in Southeast Asia. Active since 2018, Total Solar DG Southeast Asia is one of the major, international providers of fully integrated solar solutions for commercial and industrial customers in Southeast Asia with a portfolio of over 500 MW of projects in development and operation.

About Total Lubrifiants

Total Lubrifiants is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of engine oils and lubricants. It has 41 production plants worldwide and more than 5,800 employees in 150 countries. Total Lubrifiants offers innovative, efficient and environmentally responsible products and services developed by more than 130 researchers at its R&D center. Total Lubrifiants is a partner of choice for the automotive, industrial and marine markets. 

About the Marketing & Services Division of Total

The Marketing & Services Division of Total develops and markets products primarily derived from crude oil, along with all of the associated services. Its 31,000 employees are present in 109 countries and its product and services offerings are sold in 150 countries. Every day, Total Marketing & Services serves more than 8 million customers in its network of over 14,000 service stations in 62 countries. As the world’s fourth largest distributor of lubricants and the leading distributor of petroleum products in Africa, Total Marketing & Services operates 50 production sites worldwide where it manufactures the lubricants, bitumen, additives, special fuels and fluids that sustain its growth.

About Total

Total is a major energy player that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.


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