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Ceremony Confirms Investment

The announcement of plans to build a new Akzo Nobel surfactants facility in Singapore has been marked with a special groundbreaking ceremony.

A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place in Singapore to confirm Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry’s EUR 23 million (SGD 37 million) investment in a new surfactants production facility.

The plant, which will meet growing demand for the business unit’s product line of quaternary ammonium compounds and specialty surfactants, is being built on Jurong Island, a major chemicals complex which was created after the Singapore government amalgamated seven southern offshore islands.

The new Jurong facility will initially employ 25 people, with start-up scheduled for 2003.

Among those pictured at the ceremony are Lee Soon Eng, of the Jurong Town Corporation; Rob Frohn, the business unit manager of Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry; Phillip Yeo, co-chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board; and Ray Hurley, general manager of Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry Singapore.

(Released: October 15, 2001)