ENOC unveils environmentally acceptable lubricants for the marine industry

ENOC Group has unveiled a comprehensive range of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) for marine vessels. ENOC aims to contribute to the maritime industry’s decarbonization efforts locally and globally through these lubricants.

ENOC’s latest marine lubricant range includes Stern Tube Oils, High-Performance EAL Hydraulic Oils, High-Performance EAL Gear Oils, and High-Performance EAL Greases. These products have been designed to meet the regulatory requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP), a regulation in place to stop harmful lubricant discharge and its impact on waterways, and the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), a US EPA framework that regulates incidental discharges from commercial vessels.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said, “As the maritime industry takes strong measures to meet its 2050 Net Zero target, Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) will play a critical role in significantly reducing environmental impacts across all applications since much of the lubricant lost from a vessel directly enters the water. Our newly introduced EALs will also help drive the nation’s sustainability agenda as the country is preparing to host COP28. Over the years, ENOC Group has reiterated its commitment to protecting the environment, and our EALs will not only contribute to a cleaner environment and ensure optimal performance and reliability for marine operators.”

These lubricants also comply with the European EcoLabel, widely recognised for its certification of products that demonstrate independently verified low environmental impact. According to ENOC, the European EcoLabel further reaffirms its commitment to promoting the use of lubricants with reduced environmental impact across the global maritime community. In addition to its ongoing sustainability initiatives, ENOC Group aims to expand its marine lubricants sales to cover over 300 ports by 2025.