ENOC unveils Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants for marine vessels

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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ENOC Group, a leading integrated global energy player, has launched a comprehensive range of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) for marine vessels.

According to the statement, it is expected to contribute to the maritime industry’s decarbonization efforts locally and globally.

ENOC’s new range of lubricants has been developed with a strong commitment to protecting the aquatic environment as it prevents harmful discharge into waterways and minimizes its adverse impact on the wider marine ecosystem. In addition to its ongoing sustainability initiatives, ENOC Group aims to expand its marine lubricants sales to cover over 300 ports by 2025.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi
Saif Humaid Al Falasi Group CEO – ENOC

“As the maritime industry takes strong measures to meet its 2050 Net Zero target, Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) will play a critical role in significantly reducing environmental impacts across all applications as much of the lubricant lost from a vessel directly enters the water. Our newly introduced EALs will also help to drive the nation’s own sustainability agenda at a time when the country is preparing to host COP28. Over the years, ENOC Group has reiterated its commitment to protecting the environment, and our EALs will not only contribute to a cleaner environment but also ensure optimal performance and reliability for marine operators.”

Taking into consideration the evolving regulatory landscape, ENOC’s latest marine lubricant product range includes Stern Tube Oils, High-Performance EAL Hydraulic Oils, High-Performance EAL Gear Oils, and High-Performance EAL Greases.

“These products have been specifically designed to meet the regulatory requirements of the EPA’s 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP), a regulation in place to stop harmful lubricant discharge and its impact on waterways, and the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), a US EPA framework that regulates incidental discharges from commercial vessels,” as per the statement.

ENOC’s EALs are carefully formulated to meet and exceed the industry’s performance requirements, providing marine operators with the assurance of both environmental responsibility and operational excellence.

The company added that “the products also comply with the European EcoLabel, widely recognized for its certification of products that demonstrate independently verified low environmental impact, which further reaffirms ENOC’s commitment to promoting the use of lubricants with reduced environmental impact across the global maritime community.”

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