Ready for the 2020 sulphur cap?
There is a big change in fuels ahead of us and the fuel suppliers are busy looking into several options. However, regardless of whether de-sulphurisation, MGO or distillate blends or any predominantly hydrocarbon blend with a maximum of 0.5% sulphur content or a 0.1% limit in ECA – “We are ready.” says Stefan Claussen, Technical and Marketing Director of LUKOIL Marine Lubricants.
In order to offer the best possible lubricant solutions in the years leading up to 2020 and beyond, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants launched NAVIGO MCL Extra, a 40 BN marine cylinder oil for distillate, ultra-low Sulphur fuel oil (<0.1%S) and low Sulphur heavy fuel oil applications.
NAVIGO MCL Extra has been granted approval for MAN and Wärtsilä (WinGD) engines and complements LUKOIL Marine’s product portfolio for low and ultra-low Sulphur applications, which also comprises NAVIGO MCL Ultra with a BN of 20 suitable for distillate and ultra-low Sulphur fuel oil (<0.1%S).
Since NAVIGO MCL Extra also covers low Sulphur HFO applications, it will replace NAVIGO 40 MCL and will from now on be delivered globally instead of NAVIGO 40 MCL.
About LUKOIL and LUKOIL Marine Lubricants
LUKOIL is the leading Russian company in exploring, producing, refining and marketing petroleum products. LUKOIL was established in 1991 through the merger of a group of oil-and-gas production companies located in the western Siberian cities Langepas, Urai and Kogalym, whose initials form the acronym LUK. In 2007 LUKOIL decided to bring its expertise in lubricants technology to the marine industry. LUKOIL Marine Lubricants was founded as a global sales and marketing business focusing on the production and sales of marine lubricants worldwide. Since then the company already positioned itself as technology leader with the introduction of the first 100 BN cylinder oil as the answer to severe corrosive wear issues of modern engines and the development of iCOlube®, an onboard unit for intelligent cylinder oil lubrication.