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Supplying lubes to award winning methanol carriers

Japanese shipowner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has been awarded the Technology Special Prize in the Ship of the Year 2016 by The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE). The special recognition is awarded to vessels that showcase eco technology, design, and social responsibility.

Three 50,000 DWT methanol carriers – Taranki Sun, Manchac Sun and Cajun Sun are the world’s first methanol carriers to have engines that use methanol as fuel.

Methanol significantly reduces emissions of sulphur oxide (SOX), nitrogen oxide (NOX) and is safe to handle. It is an alternative to changing to low sulphur fuel oil, installing scrubbers or converting to LNG when sailing in Emissions Control Areas (ECAs).

Methanol fueling will ensure that the vessels are fully compliant with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) impending 0.1% Sulphur Emissions Control Area (SECA) regulations, due to come into force in 2020.

Total Lubmarine is proud to supply its range of premium lubricants to MOL vessels.

Total Lubmarine lubricants are specifically designed to meet the demands of ship operators in an ever-changing regulatory market. Total Lubmarine offers its clients flexible solutions throughout its range of cylinder lube oils such as Talusia LS 25, Talusia Universal 100 to the new Talusia Optima.

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