Gazpromneft-Lubricants has received a No Objection Letter (NOL) from Wärtsilä for Gazpromneft Ocean TPL 3030/3040 and Gazpromneft Ocean TPL 4040/5040 lube oils.
During a 14-month oil field test period, Gazpromneft Ocean TPL 4040 oil was used for more than 4,500 hours on board a vessel. Based on the test results, the products were included in the list of lubricants validated for use in Wärtsilä and Sulzer engines.
The Gazpromneft Ocean TPL series of engine oils with medium and high base numbers are designed for use in trunk piston diesel engines. In particular, Gazpromneft Ocean TPL 3030 and Gazpromneft Ocean TPL 3040 are recommended for use in engines consuming low-sulphur heavy grades of fuel, including IMO 2020-compliant fuels.
Roman Miroshnichenko, Managing Director, Gazpromneft Marine Lubricants, commented on the receipt of the NOL: ‘Official approvals are objective criteria that confirm the high quality of oils. Wärtsilä s one of the largest manufacturers of marine equipment: according to 2018 data, the company occupied 47% of the medium-speed engine market.
‘Gazpromneft Ocean oil showed excellent results at each test stage. The obtained data, recognised by Wärtsilä, allow our customers to make a confident choice in early 2020 in favour of products under the Gazpromneft Ocean brand.’