Fluor Corp. has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management contract for Valvoline’s new blending and packaging facility in Zhangjiagang, China. The project is Valvoline’s first plant in China. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to a news release.
The plant will have the capacity to produce more than 30 million gallons of finished lubricants and coolants annually for passenger cars and heavy-duty vehicles. More than 600 workers are expected onsite at peak during construction. Production at the plant is expected to begin by the end of 2020, the release said.
“With the growing automotive market in China, Fluor will assist Valvoline to meet the demand for its products by delivering this facility on schedule and with execution excellence,” Sandeep Nibber, president of Fluor’s energy and chemicals business in Asia-Pacific, said in the release. “Fluor is bringing several cost-competitive innovations, including minimizing onsite tank farm fabrication work, to perform this schedule-driven project.”
Fluor is based in Irving, Texas, and has offices in Greenville.