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Infineum expands single oil category II solutions for MAN B&W two-stroke engines

Receives Main NOL from MAN ES for Infineum M7095 with Infineum performance booster additive package for two-stroke engines running on low sulphur fuel oil (<0.5% S).




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International fuel additives company Infineum on Wednesday (1 June) said it has received a Main No-objection Letter (NOL) from MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) for another newly formulated category II single oil solution - Infineum M7095 with Infineum performance booster additive package for two-stroke engines running on low sulphur fuel oil (<0.5% S).

Infineum M7095, an approved 20BN marine diesel cylinder oil additive package by the major industry OEMs, can now be combined with Infineum’s performance booster additive package to meet 40BN MAN category II lubricant requirements.

The company notes it has completed rigorous field testing, accumulating 3,200 running hours on a vessel operating on VLSFO (<0.5% S) fitted with a 6G60ME-C9.5 engine, in addition to a field test of 1,500 running hours on a vessel running on distillate fuel (DMA <0.1% S) fitted with a 6S35ME-B9.5 engine and a pre-screening test.

These multiple tests validated that Infineum M7095 with Infineum performance booster additive package delivers improved overall cleanliness capabilities versus a 100BN category II (Cat II) cylinder oil for two-stroke Mark 9 engines and higher. 

Its detergent and dispersant capabilities control deposit build-up, which reduce wear rate on pistons and liners, and keep engines working for longer. Higher engine efficiency will lead to reduced downtime and maintenance costs.

Infineum M7095 with Infineum performance booster additive package is an option without the need for bright stock in the formulation to provide customers with more alternatives to suit their supply chain operations.

“MAN Cat II introduction increased the focus on detergency, dispersancy and thermal stability. Our deep formulation understanding and experience in bench, engine screeners and field delivery, have enabled us to deliver strong product performance in this challenging operational environment,” said Louise Renouf, Large Engine Technology Manager, Infineum.

“The achievement of this approval once again proves that we can provide our customers with superior technology solutions. It ensures that customers are well positioned for future, lower carbon fuels and lower base number (BN), leading to lower ash, gives improved cleanliness in an increasingly stringent regulatory world.”

This new additive package will also offer vessel operators greater operational efficiency and supply chain simplicity, reducing the complexity of the operations as it is a single oil solution. The combination also has a comparable piston cleanliness of a 100BN Cat II cylinder oil at the same feed rate but with a lower BN. This helps optimization of lubricant consumption while lowering emissions.

Related: Infineum launches single oil solution for MAN B&W two-stroke engines


Photo credit: Infineum
Published: 2 June, 2022

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Singapore: EPS orders ammonia, LNG dual-fuel vessels from China

EPS signed one contract for a series of ammonia dual-fuel bulk carriers with CSSC Beihai Shipbuilding and another for a series of LNG dual-fuel oil tankers with CSSC Guangzhou Shipbuilding International.






Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) on Wednesday (28 February) said it signed two new contract orders in a signing ceremony in Shanghai, one for a series of ammonia dual-fuel bulk carriers with CSSC Beihai Shipbuilding and another for a series of LNG dual-fuel oil tankers with CSSC Guangzhou Shipbuilding International. 

The contracts signed cover four 210,000 dwt ammonia dual-fuel bulk carriers and two 111,000 dwt LNG dual-fuel LR2 oil tankers, expanding our fleet of green vessels on water. 

“These are pivotal for EPS, testament to our continued commitment towards the decarbonisation of shipping,” EPS said in a social media post.

Manifold Times recently reported EPS signing a contract for its first ever wind-assisted propulsion system, partnering with bound4blue to install three 22-metre eSAILs® onboard the Pacific Sentinel

The turnkey ‘suction sail’ technology, which drags air across an aerodynamic surface to generate exceptional propulsive efficiency, will be fitted later this year, helping the 183-metre, 50,000 DWT oil and chemical tanker reduce overall energy consumption by approximately 10%, depending on vessel routing.

Related: Singapore: EPS orders its first wind-assisted propulsion system for tanker


Photo credit: Eastern Pacific Shipping
Published: 1 March 2024

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LNG Bunkering

Malaysia: Port of Tanjung Pelepas completes first LNG bunkering operation

Landmark event involved the CMA CGM Monaco, a 14,024 TEUs containership operated by French shipping giant CMA CGM.






Port of Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP), a joint venture between MMC Group and APM Terminals, on Wednesday (28 February) announced a significant milestone with the successful completion of its first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering operation. 

The landmark event involved the CMA CGM Monaco, a 14,024 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) capacity containership operated by French shipping giant, CMA CGM.

Tan Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, Chairman of PTP in a statement remarked this latest milestone demonstrates PTP’s commitment to continuously enhance its competitive advantages in an increasingly competitive global market.

“The successful completion of our first LNG bunkering operation also underscores our unwavering commitment to sustainability and environmental leadership. We are proud to partner with Petronas Trading Corporation Sendirian Berhad (PETCO) and CMA CGM on this initiative and showcase PTP’s capabilities as a leading facilitator of clean and efficient maritime operations.”

“This milestone paves the way for further growth in LNG bunkering at PTP, contributing significantly to the decarbonisation of the maritime industry.”

Commenting on this achievement, Mark Hardiman, Chief Executive Officer of PTP stated this latest milestone further highlights PTP’s position as the largest transshipment hub terminal in Malaysia.

“In preparation for the LNG bunkering operation, PTP worked closely since March 2022 with PETCO and CMA CGM, as well as with various other related government agencies to organise table-top exercises (TTX) and workshops, before carrying out the deployment exercise.”

“The success of the bunkering operation is a result of the seamless collaboration and preparations involving rigorous safety procedures through in-depth operational and risk assessments, modelling, and validation. We thank PETCO, CMA CGM all other involved parties for their joint efforts in operationalising the bunkering capability and we welcome partners to work with us to accelerate maritime decarbonisation,” said Hardiman.

Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is Malaysia’s largest transshipment hub with the capacity to handle 13 million TEUs annually. The port delivers reliable, efficient, and advanced services to major shipping lines and box operators, providing shippers in Malaysia and abroad with extensive connectivity to the global market. PTP is currently ranked 15th among the world top container ports.


Photo credit: Port of Tanjung Pelepas
Published: 1 March 2024

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Alternative Fuels

Wallenius Wilhelmsen to order four additional methanol DF PCTCs

Newbuilds will also be ammonia-ready and able to be converted as soon as ammonia becomes available in a safe and secure way.





Wallenius Wilhelmsen PCTC order

Roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen on Tuesday (27 February) declared options to build four additional next-generation Shaper Class pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessels.

The 9,300 CEU methanol dual fuel vessels can utilise alternative fuel sources, such as methanol, upon delivery. They will also be ammonia-ready and able to be converted as soon as ammonia becomes available in a safe and secure way.

“Together with our customers we are committed to further shaping our industry and accelerating towards net zero. These new vessels are a vital part of that journey,” says Xavier Leroi, EVP & COO Shipping Services.

This latest commitment brings the total number of Shaper Class vessels currently on order with Jinling Shipyard (Jiangsu) to eight. Wallenius Wilhelmsen also retains further options.

The first of the Shaper Class vessels already ordered are expected to be delivered in the second half of 2026. The four additional vessels under the declared options will be delivered between May and November 2027.


Photo credit: Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Published: 1 March 2024

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