Solvochem now a supplier of Aviation GasOLINE in the Middle east

July 2019, Dubai – Solvochem has invested in state-of-the-art facilities for drumming aviation gas (AvGas) at its Jebel Ali location. This investment sees Solvochem become one of the leading suppliers of AvGas across the MENA and SEA regions.

Theses facilities have increased the availability of AvGas, the fuel commonly used for piston engine aircraft, across MENA and SEA. This enables aviation businesses in the regions to provide a prompt service to their customers by reducing delivery time of the fuel, while also assisting them to meet urgent or unexpected demand for AvGas.

Operations started in August 2018 and the first batch was packed under the supervision and technical support of Shell Aviation, who have also vetted and approved the site.

 Product is packed in High Quality Palletised 200 Litre steel drums internally lacquered with golden brown Epoxy to meet the highest HSSE standards. With operations well under way Solvochem FZCO has been able to supply AvGas to Fujariah Aviation School, Tanzania, Oman and other MENA facilities.

Tony Jouzy, Managing Director of Solvochem FZCO, commented: “This new facility provides our company the opportunity to become a leading supplier of AvGas throughout the MENA and SEA regions, including acting as a hub for other regions.”

Alongside this investment, Solvochem has signed a Technical Service Agreement with Shell Aviation for HSSE support to ensure full adherence and compliance with the latest safety standards at the facility. Shell Aviation will also supply and ship AvGas loaded in ISO tanks for Solvochem’s onward distribution.

Jouzy added: “Our collaboration with Shell Aviation is an important part of this development. As one of the world’s leading providers of aviation technical services, Shell Aviation brings a wealth of global operational experience, technical expertise as well as local knowledge, and we look forward to working with them.”

The Solvochem team are already experienced in drumming various products, including AvGas fuel, and storage at the existing warehouse. All possible risks involved in drumming AvGas are mitigated by implementing proper and strict procedures to ensure safe handling of the products and conformity to product specification.

The world-class facility was designed by Mott MacDonald, a leading consultant for oil projects. The facility meets the highest level and stringent standards of safety and environmental regulations set by the industry in UAE and JAFZA and exceeds local regulations.


For further enquiries, please contact Tony Jouzy

PHONE : 0097148839911

About Solvochem

Solvochem, suppliers of chemicals, solvents and plastics worldwide, is a rapidly expanding international group of distribution and trading companies, which has grown significantly since its beginning in the Middle East. Today, the group consists of several affiliated companies based in various European, Middle Eastern and African countries.

It has several bulk tank farms and warehouses strategically located in the Middle East and east Africa to meet the increasing demand for competitive logistics and services.

About Shell Aviation

  • Shell Aviation is a leading global supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants. It supplies fuel at around 850 airports in 32 countries, refuelling an aircraft every 14 seconds on average.
  • Shell Aviation provides a diverse range of world-class fuels, lubricants and services to all aircraft types. This includes jet fuel and avgas for turbine engine and piston engine aircraft operators respectively, as well as its AeroShell® range of engine oils, fluids and greases.
  • Further information can be found on Shell Aviation