Lukoil Marine Lubricants celebrates a double award win for innovation

Lukoil Marine Lubricants recently took home two awards which recognized their continual development and contributions within the marine industry.

Lukoil Marine Lubricants received two awards in the category of innovation. The first was the Technology/Innovation Award at the Fifth Annual Maritime Standard Awards, for developing and enhancing the iCOlube unit; the second received at Dubai Maritime Summit, where the team took home the Dubai Maritime Innovation Award, for their pioneering efforts to advance creativity and innovation in the local maritime sector.

June Manoharan, Lukoil Marine Lubricants’ Director, who attended both ceremonies, commented on the recent wins: “We are very honoured and grateful to receive this appreciation of our work. We are extremely proud of how far we have come as an organisation; within just ten years of operation we have already positioned ourselves as a technology leader.”

“For example, Lukoil Marine Lubricants was the first lubricant supplier in the market to realize and react to a new concern of engine manufacturers that the 40 BN lubricants available in the market did not seem to provide sufficient detergency to handle 0.1 and 0.5% fuels. Offering a solution to this problem for the years leading up to 2020 and beyond, Lukoil Marine Lubricants launched NAVIGO MCL Extra in May 2017, a 40 BN marine cylinder oil for distillate, ultra-low Sulphur fuel oil (<0.1%S) and very low Sulphur heavy fuel oil applications,” added Manoharan.

ICOlube, Lukoil Marine Lubricants’ on-board unit for intelligent cylinder oil lubrication, has been described by the company to be tailored toward the alkalinity reserve of the cylinder oil in use to engine load and fuel. According to the manufacturer the feed rate does not have to be adjusted since it  stays at an optimum level while only the fuel sulphur content needs to be entered.

Manoharan concluded by saying that their products and solutions have been as a result of listening and reacting to the needs and wants of our customers and the industry and that receiving the awards is confirmation that they are doing a great job will to continue to do so.