ExxonMobil recently announced that its lubricant plant in Port Allen, Louisiana, has achieved full production for the company's line of jet-engine lubricants. The 90,000-square-foot facility is part of a $200-million investment to expand ExxonMobil's integrated chemical and lubricant complex in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which is one of the largest petrochemical hubs in the world.
"We anticipate that demand for advanced aviation fuels and lubricants will increase 55 percent by 2040," said Nancy Carlson, vice president of aviation and marine at ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants. "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."
The lubricant blending, packaging and distribution facility uses the latest manufacturing equipment, including in-line blending, high-speed quart line and flow-through racking, as well as a range of sustainable features to increase electrical energy efficiency, including natural day-lighting panels, a comprehensive recycling program and dedicated water-treatment facilities.
The plant also adheres to a number of quality-control and management systems, including ISO 9001 and the U.S. Navy military standard.
ExxonMobil currently operates 33 facilities in Louisiana and employs approximately 5,500 employees and contractors. In the last three 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.
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