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Castrol Cat II Cyltech 40 XDC cylinder oil receives ‘No Objection Letter’ from MAN ES

Extensive testing confirmed the new cylinder oil is suitable for all MAN B&W two-stroke engines and recommended for mark 9 and higher using 0 to 0.5% S fuel.

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Castrol’s new cylinder oil, Cyltech 40 XDC (eXtra Deposit Control), has successfully attained a Category II No Objection Letter (NOL) from MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) after extensive field testing, said Castrol on Tuesday (5 July). 

The new cylinder oil will be available later in 2022. 

MAN ES introduced the new performance category for mark 9 and above 2-stroke engines after these engines were recognised to require cylinder oils with excellent overall performance with a special focus on cleanliness. 

Category II NOLs were first awarded to the 100BN and 140BN cylinder oils and Castrol has Category II NOLs for Cyltech 100 and Cyltech 140. The introduction of Cyltech 40 XDC completes the portfolio of Cyltech Category II cylinder oils for use across the marine fuel sulphur content range.

The extensive testing on Castrol Cyltech 40 XDC, that included over 2,000 hours running on a MAN BW 7G80ME-C9.2-TII engine burning < 0.5% sulphur VLSFO, confirmed that Castrol Cyltech 40 XDC has excellent overall performance and cleaning ability, making it suitable for all MAN B&W two-stroke engines and recommended for mark 9 and higher using 0 to 0.5% S fuel.

Cassandra Higham, Marketing Director, Global Marine and Energy, at Castrol said: “Gaining confirmation of Cyltech 40 XDC’s performance is another example of Castrol’s ongoing efforts to support customers dealing with industry uncertainties and challenges. Engines are critically important and valuable assets, which is why Castrol experts are accessible to support customers, not only with the right lubricant to protect against engine wear, but also to interpret marine manufacturers’ trends.”

The Castrol Cyltech range has been formulated to protect liners in engines operating under corrosive conditions by keeping liners, pistons and piston rings clean while reducing wear. The range includes options tailored to reduce deposits and prevent hard ash build-up for a variety of steaming conditions and specific fuel sulphur levels.

Higham said that despite the many unknowns relating to the direction of future fuels, optimum engine efficiency, which could be supported by Cyltech 40 XDC, remains a constant requirement in today’s operating environment. 

“As shipping transitions from a period of relatively predictable, commoditised products to a more complex array of alternative fuels, lubricant choice has reached a new level of importance. Choosing the right lubricant, combined with excellent technical services including scheduling, monitoring and consultancy, can have significant impact in problem solving, realising quantifiable benefits and achieving operational efficiency,” he said. 

 

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Published: 8 July, 2022

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Singapore: Liquidators arrange creditors meeting for Otto Marine Limited

Meeting will be held from 3pm on 24 July at 8 Wilkie Road #03-08 Wilkie Edge Singapore 228095, according to Government Gazette notice.

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A meeting for creditors of Otto Marine Limited, which is in liquidation, has been scheduled to take place on 24 July, according to a Government Gazette notice on Thursday (11 July). 

The meeting will be held from 3pm at 8 Wilkie Road #03-08 Wilkie Edge Singapore 228095

The agenda of the meeting will be as follows:

  • To update on the liquidation administration;
  • To approve the Liquidators’ fees and disbursements;
  • To approve the declaration of preferential dividend(s) pursuant to Section
  • 328(1)(b) to 328(1)(f) of the Companies Act, Cap. 50;
  • To consider and if thought fit, to appoint a committee of inspection; and
  • Any other business.

The details of the liquidators are as follows: 

Chee Yoh Chuang
Lin Yueh Hung
Liquidators
c/o 8 Wilkie Road
#03-08 Wilkie Edge
Singapore 228095

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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Titan completes first STS LNG bunkering operation in Cuxhaven

Port of Cuxhaven in Germany had previously only seen LNG operations conducted via truck and currently only permits LNG bunkering at one berth, says Titan.

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Titan completes first STS LNG bunkering operation in Cuxhaven

LNG bunker fuel supplier Titan on Thursday (11 July) said it completed the first-ever LNG bunkering operation by ship in the port of Cuxhaven.

Titan’s bunker vessel Optimus successfully delivered LNG to dredger Vox Ariane operated by its long-term client Van Oord. 

“Our ship-to-ship bunkering in Cuxhaven represents a pioneering step in the region's LNG infrastructure development, as the port had previously only seen LNG operations conducted via truck and currently only permits LNG bunkering at one berth,” it said in a social media post. 

“LNG infrastructure development is part of a broader trend, with more ports across Germany adopting LNG operations to support shipping’s clean fuels transition.”

Titan added the improved LNG bunkering capabilities in Cuxhaven, a Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG port, also opened up the pathway to maritime decarbonisation via liquified biomethane (LBM) and then renewable e-methane going forward.

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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LNG Bunkering

UECC “Auto Achieve” receives first LNG bunker fuel delivery by barge in home country

Firm said it received the first ever supply of LNG by barge to their multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid car carrier in the Port of Drammen, Norway.

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UECC “Auto Achieve” receives first LNG bunker fuel delivery by barge in home country

Norwegian roll-on/roll-off shipping line United European Car Carriers (UECC) on Wednesday (10 July) said it received the first ever supply of LNG by barge to their multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid car carrier Auto Achieve in the Port of Drammen on 4 July.

The firm said this was the first time UECC received LNG by barge to any of their vessels in their home country Norway. 

“We also believe that it was the first time LNG was delivered by barge to any vessel in Drammen, and most likely the entire Oslofjord,” UECC said in a social media post.

The LNG was supplied by the Molgas Energy Holding vessel Pioneer Knutsen, owned by Knutsen Group OAS.

“UECC is very pleased to see the expansion of the LNG barge network in Norway,” it said. 

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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