Wednesday, July 29, 2009


SMDS Plant

Shell MDS (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. a joint-venture company between Shell Gas, Petronas, Mitsubishi Corporation and the Sarawak State Government was formed in 1986. The company owns and operates the Shell Middle Distillate Synthesis (SMDS) plant, the world's first commercial gas to liquid plant, in Bintulu Sarawak.

The plant converts natural gas into high quality synthetic oil products and specialty chemicals which are paraffnic and colourless. Some 100 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas are converted into 470,000 tonnes per annum of middle distillates (gasoil, kerosene, naphtha) and specialty products (detergent feedstocks, solvent feedstocks, various grades of waxes). The plant started operations in May 1993 and its products are sold globally. For more information, please contact 086-252211 / 292405. Email:

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