World’s Largest Plug-In Hybrid Marine Vessel Chooses Exxonmobil’s Engine Oil
Color Line’s latest ferry Color Hybrid that is the world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship will use the Mobilgard ADL 40 engine oil supplied by ExxonMobil. Nor Shipping awarded it with the title of ‘ship of the year 2019’.
It provides service between Sandefjord, Norway, and Strömstad, Sweden. It has the capacity to carry 2,000 passengers and 500 cars. Four conventional Rolls-Royce Bergen B33:45L in-line diesel engines are combined with electric propulsion in it.
The MobilGard range of ExxonMobil offers a special range of lubricants that helps to extend engine life, improve bearing protection, reduce oil consumption and cut maintenance costs.
The Mobilgard ADL 40 engine oil was customized to reduce liner lacquering, piston ring groove deposits and bore polishing in medium- and high-speed diesel engines, like those of Color Hybrid.
Mobil SHC™ Aware™ H 68 hydraulic oil is used in the stabilizers of the Color Hybrid. Mobil SHC Aware H 68 hydraulic oil and the entire range of Mobil SHC™ Aware™ lubricants are biodegradable and minimally toxic which makes them certified eco-friendly lubricants.
“This is an exciting project for ExxonMobil to supply both the engine and stabilizer oils for Color Hybrid,” said Frans Horjus, global marine lubricants manager at ExxonMobil. “We have a history of lubricant innovation and our involvement with Color Line demonstrates our commitment to supply the maritime industry with the advanced solutions it needs to address future changes and alternative fuel sources.”
“The construction of the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel is in line with Color Line’s ambitions for further development of sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions for Norwegian shipping,” said Trond Kleivdal, Color Line’s CEO.
In order to address the requirements of IMO 2020, a wide range of fuels, lubricants, and services have been developed by ExxonMobil so as to increase the life of oil and equipment.