Shell becomes test oil partner for technology group Wärtsilä
The technology group Wärtsilä has appointed Shell to become its test oil partner for engines during the factory testing process. This further strengthens their partnership since August 2011 to promote and accelerate the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel.
The Wärtsilä engines are widely used in the marine and energy sector applications globally. Wärtsilä 31, which is the most efficient engine globally, can operate a wide variety of fuels and significantly reduces carbon emissions.
Stefan Nysjö, Vice President, Power Supply, Wärtsilä Marine Power said, “Wärtsilä and Shell have a long-standing relationship, which involves collaborating in technology and product development. Lubricants play a key role in the factory acceptance tests of engines, so we are delighted to extend our cooperation to include this area of our operations.”
Shell’s complete range of market-leading lubricant oils for the stationary engines operating on gas, heavy fuel oil, gasoil and liquid biofuel is the key factor leading to this partnership.
Steve Reindl, Vice President Global Key Accounts and New Business Development, Shell said, “We are proud to extend our partnership with a technology leader such as Wärtsilä. Recognising that the engines are meticulously engineered and knowing the high quality of the production process, Shell’s lubricants will help ensure that the equipment is well protected and able to perform optimally.”
As a global supplier of engine oils, Shell supplies other products such as hydraulic and gear oils. Shell’s range of engine oils such as Mysella, Argina and Gadinia, have been developed to provide top class engine cleanliness, enhanced wear protection, long oil life, and high system efficiency. These extensive ranges are also available on Marine Online’s Shell Lubricant Oil Brand Store.
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