October 17, 2012

Shell Middle Distillate Synthesis (SMDS) Plant in Bintulu

Shell MDS (Malaysia) is the JV owner and the operator of the Shell Middle Distillate Synthesis (SMDS) plant in Bintulu, Sarawak.

The Shell MDS plant is the first of its kind in the world and is the culmination of over 30 years of research and development to the utilisation of alternative raw materials for the production of fuels and specialty chemicals.

Shell MDS technology converts natural gas to long chain paraffins which are subsequently either hydrocracked to produce middle distillates or fractionated to produce chemical feedstocks and waxes. The use of non-associated natural gas as feedstock and the high selectivity of the conversion process ensure a consistency of quality unmatched by equivalent products derived from crude oil.

Shell MDS production is assured by Shell management system certified by ISO 9002 standard. Shell MDS product quality is certified by its laboratory service that is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 standard. In addition, Shell MDS waxes are produced in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices as defined by Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) for food grade applications.

Shell MDS products are marketed world-wide through a network of reputable distributors that provide top quality sales and technical services drawn from their vast experience and deep knowledge of their particular markets. They are backed by a dedicated and motivated Shell MDS teams located in Kuala Lumpur and Bintulu whose sole objective is to ensure that customers obtain the best value possible from Shell MDS products.

Source: Shell Malaysia