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LUKOIL Marine Lubricants celebrates a double Award Win for Innovation

December 18, 2018

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants have successfully taken home two awards which recognise 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.

iCOlube®, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants’ on-board unit for intelligent cylinder oil lubrication, tailors the alkalinity reserve of the cylinder oil in use to engine load and fuel. The feed rate does not have to be adjusted. It always stays at optimum level while only the fuel sulphur content needs to be entered. This maintains the engine in best condition, reduces oil costs, saves fuel, is environmentally friendly and ensures easy and time saving engine operation. In view of lubricant solutions for 2020 and beyond, LUKOIL Marine has even gone one step further and is now offering their iCOlube® unit with an additional option: iCOlube® can now be operated with NAVIGO MCL Extra.

“Our products and solutions have been a result of listening and reacting to the needs and wants of our customers and the industry as a whole. Receiving these awards is confirmation that we are doing a great job and will only further motivate us to continue to do so. ” Manoharan concluded.

Image caption: June Manoharan accepts the Maritime Standard Technology/Innovation Award on behalf of LUKOIL Marine Lubricants - Click image to download

Image caption (Left to right):  LUKOIL Marine’s management Victor Zhuravskiy, June Manoharan, Jan Thiedeitz and Stefan Claussen at the Award Ceremony - Click image to download

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LUKOIL Marine Lubricants Contact:
Sonja Blumenberg
LUKOIL Marine Lubricants
Corporate Communications
t: +49 40 180 4220 60

Media Contact:
Kami Paulson
Wake Media Ltd
t: +44 (0) 208 686 1728

About LUKOIL and LUKOIL Marine Lubricants
LUKOIL is the leading Russian company in oil exploration, production and refining, as well as marketing of petroleum products. In 2007, its subsidiary LUKOIL Lubricants Company, which is the largest manufacturer of oils and greases in Russia, decided to bring this 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 on-board unit for intelligent cylinder oil lubrication.

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