SINGAPORE, September 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Shell Marine Products (SMP) plans to leverage its pioneering knowledge of two-stroke engine oil stress to launch its latest cutting-edge marine lubricant, Alexia S4.
"We pioneered the oil-stress concept and have previously defined it in four-stroke engines. This scientific thinking was then applied to two-stroke engines and oil stress was found to differ between four and two-stroke engines. We are now using this knowledge and our industry insights to develop new products with optimum performance for current and future needs. We deliver innovation to our customers' advantage," said Surinderdeep Singh, General Manager, Shell Marine Products.
He said Shell Marine Products emphasize on research and development is intended to help customers facing industry pressures such as the need to move goods reliably and at lower cost due to the global economic recession, new legislations on fuel specifications, stringent emission targets and new Emission Control Areas (ECAs).
The launch is timed for 2012, and extensive field trials are underway.
Alexia S4 is designed to help ship operators to reduce the lifetime operating costs and operational complexity across a wide range of operating conditions, fuel specifications, engine and vessel types.
Shell Marine Products is using its 20 year heritage in oil-stress research and collaboration with customers and Original Equipment Manufacturers to bring to market its latest cylinder oil.
Shell Alexia S4 has been developed in the Marine and Power Innovation Centre (MPIC), Shell's world-class marine testing facility in Hamburg, Germany.
About Shell Marine Products
Shell Marine Products is an integrated supply chain provider, supplying fuels, lubricants and related technical services to the marine industry. We supply a range of fuels to power diesel engines and gas turbine vessels. Our range of around 100 different types of lubricants is formulated to provide optimum protection in the toughest operating environments. We serve vessels ranging from large ocean going tankers to small fishing boats, in more than 600 ports, in 48 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.shell.com/marine.
SOURCE Shell Marine Products