ExxonMobil starts production aviation lubricants in Port Allen, US

ExxonMobil starts production of aviation lubricants in Port Allen, US

7:13 AM, 28th October 2016
ExxonMobil starts production of aviation lubricants in Port Allen, US

IRVING, US: Exxon Mobil Corporation starts the production of aviation lubricants at its plant in Port Allen, Louisiana (US). This plant will produce the entire line of Mobil Jet (brand) engine lubricants.

The state-of-the-art aviation lubricants blending, packaging and distribution facility started shipping product worldwide in August after receiving regulatory approvals.

The 90,000-square foot facility is part of a $200 million investment to expand ExxonMobil’s integrated chemical and lubricants complex in Baton Rouge, which is already one of the largest petrochemical hubs in the world.

The facility uses the latest manufacturing equipment, including in-line blending, high-speed quart line and flow-through racking, and a range of sustainable features to increase electrical energy efficiency, including natural daylighting panels, a comprehensive recycling program and dedicated water treatment facilities.

The company’s century-long commitment to the aviation industry began in 1903 when the Wright brothers’ used ExxonMobil-heritage fuels and lubricants for their inaugural flight.

Currently, ExxonMobil’s aviation engine oils include Mobil Jet Oil II, Mobil Jet Oil 254 and Mobil Jet Oil 387, it's most advanced, synthetic high-performance capability turbine engine oil.

The Port Allen aviation lubricants plant follows to a number of quality control and management systems, including the International Standards Organization 9001 and US Navy Military Standard.

ExxonMobil operates 33 facilities in Louisiana and employs about 5,500 employees and contractors. Last 3 years, the company has invested more than $1 billion in capital projects in the Baton Rouge area, which has led to more than 4,500 direct construction jobs.

“The Port Allen plant will position ExxonMobil for growth, enabling the company to meet the emerging needs of the industry while integrating modern technologies to manufacture aviation engine oils for many years to come,” said Nancy Carlson, vice president of aviation and marine at ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants.

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