Russian energy corporation Lukoil said its Navigo MCL Ultra cylinder oil continues to retain a valid ‘no objection letter’ (NOL) with all major OEMs
The company said it remains ’one of a few’ low BN cylinder oils that still have a valid NOL with all major OEMs adding that a leading (unnamed) OEM recently withdrew approvals for almost all low BN oils in the market, while Navigo MCL Ultra has retained its status, and continues to be fully approved by all other major OEMs.
Navigo MCL Ultra is a 20 BN cylinder oil developed specifically for vessels operating in emission control areas (ECAs).
Lukoil Marine Lubricants chief operating officer Jan Thiedeitz said “To comply with emissions regulations, ships in ECAs run on ultra-low sulphur fuel <0.1%S (ULSFO) including gas. Navigo MCL Ultra continues to provide excellent results. We still see it as the ideal choice for ULSFO-fuelled vessels, rather than a higher ash product such as a 40 BN cylinder oil.”
Lukoil Marine said it is constantly monitoring the performance of its products and the market developments to be able to react to new developments.
Last month ExxonMobil launched its new ’flexible’ cylinder oil formulated for use with both low sulphur (0.10% and 0.50%) fuels and LNG. And Shell Marine’s John Schakel speaking at Riviera Maritime Media’s recently webinar on two-stroke engine maintenance, offered guidance on ensuring cylinder maintenance.
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