Kuala Lumpur - Shell Gas (LPG) Malaysia has announced the recent signing of an agreement with Coca-Cola Bottlers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd to secure the use of LPG as boiler fuel for Coca-Cola’s new bottling plant in Malaysia.

Johari Jalil, General Manager, Shell Gas Malaysia & Singapore, and Amit Oberoi, Chief Executive Officer Malaysia & Singapore, represented Shell Gas Malaysia and Coca-Cola Bottlers (Malaysia) respectively at the signing ceremony, while Frederick Ooi, Shell Gas National Sales Manager, and Vamsi Mohan, General Manager Malaysia of Coca Cola, witnessed the signing.

Commenting on the agreement, Johari said: “The agreement marks the opening of a new market for the Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) business in Malaysia. Traditionally, diesel or natural gas is used for boiler fuel but I am pleased that Shell Gas secured the supply agreement by demonstrating the environmental advantages of LPG over diesel, the lower maintenance costs of LPG boilers and importantly, our long term supply stability and proven technical service. This agreement strengthens our position as a leader in bulk LPG business in Malaysia.”

According to Amit Oberoi, the new Coca-Cola plant is built in line with the Company’s sustainability goals towards energy management and climate protection worldwide. Usage of LPG is line with these goals.

“The new plant is being built to meet the stringent Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED Certification, the recognised standard for measuring building sustainability, making it the first Coca-Cola bottling plant in South East Asia to achieve this status,” he said.

Among the many energy and water conservation practices that the new plant will include is a water harvesting system which will work perfectly in Malaysia’s tropical climate, utilising rainwater for general use in the plant while complementing other water conservation efforts such as reusing waste water from treatment and effluent plant as well as alternative means to using water in the production process, he added.

The Coca-Cola plant is part of the Company’s RM1 billion that it will be investing in Malaysia over the next 5 years.

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