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Shell opens new India tech centre

New complex in Bangalore to house up to 1500 people and look at LNG, engineering design and other projects

Shell has opened up a brand new technology centre in India, with projects in liquefied natural gas, engineering design and data analysis in its sights.

The Shell Technology Centre Bangalore (STCB) sits on a 52-acre site and can house up to 1500 staff, expanding the Anglo-Dutch supermajor’s research and development (R&D) activities in Asia.

Researchers will work on projects worldwide, with fields covered including subsurface modelling. It is also helping to pioneer efforts to turn forestry, agricultural and municipal waste into transportation fuels.

Shell projects and technology director Harry Brekelmans said: “Innovation and technology are vital to providing more and cleaner energy solutions for a growing world population. We consider R&D a fundamental part of Shell’s past and future success.

“Successful innovation, however, is more than just making balanced investments. Collaboration across different disciplines and with other sectors externally is a key enabler of successful innovation.

“And collaboration is essential to meet our biggest challenge: timely development and deployment of the best and affordable energy solutions, for today and for the future as the world transitions to a low carbon energy system.”