Chevron Oronite announces expansion of manufacturing in China 

Chevron Oronite has announced its decision to expand its lubricant additive facility in Ningbo, China. 

Chevron Oronite first announced its intention to build a manufacturing plant in China in 2015 and selected Ningbo as the preferred location in mid-2018. The facility is located within the Ningbo Economic & Technical Development Zone (NETD), near the Ningbo Port, one of the largest ports in the world in terms of annual cargo throughput. Construction commenced in late 2018, and the plant was fully commissioned in 2020. Commercial production started in 2021.

 “This investment underpins Chevron Oronite’s dedication to providing exceptional reliability and reinforces our commitment to our customers in China,” said Mitra Kashanchi, President of Chevron Chemicals. As Kashanchi continued, “Through our agreement with NETD, this next phase of development in Ningbo will better position us to help meet the needs of China’s market while maintaining close proximity to customers and critical raw material supply.” 

“We are proud of our Chevron Oronite China team for their dedication to the Ningbo facility and continued advancement of their organizational capabilities,” said Keng Yang Lim, General Manager, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Asia-Pacific Region, Chevron Oronite. “With their learnings from the successful construction, start-up, and operations of the Ningbo plant, I am confident that the project team has a strong foundation to build on for this expansion that will help ensure the project is executed safely and reliably.”