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2020 training programme agreement between Total Lubmarine and ENSM
February 14, 2020
Total Lubmarine has initiated a new programme for 2020 with the Ecole Nationale Superieure Maritime (ENSM) – the French Maritime Academy – to help provide further support in training and development for all its Merchant Marine Schools. Known as MASP, Maritime Academy Support Programme , it brings together a series of new education and training courses to help improve awareness and insight on shipping related issues for Merchant Marine Officers. It offers bespoke workshops and general training courses. Robert Joore, General Manager of Total Lubmarine, says: “ We are wholly committed to supporting the marine
5 takeaways from attending Euromaritime 2020 in Marseille
February 12, 2020
The shipping and energy industry lined up in support of Euromaritime 2020 in France’s number one port at Marseille this year, and we were proud to be part of such a great event which attracted more than 5,000 visitors from across 44 countries. For February’s event we drew on aspects of our learnings and insight on the issues facing industry, and successfully showcased insights from no least than five [5] business areas of the Total Group throughout the three [3] days of the event: Total Lubmarine – providing pioneering lubrication solutions in more than 100 countries and 1,000 ports Total Marine Fuels Global
Our expert in LNG explores the options from the 2020 Global LNG Bunkering Summit in Amsterdam
February 3, 2020
Xavier Pfeuty, Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions’ LNG expert, presents a global perspective on accelerating the use of LNG as a marine fuel in a keynote speech. The IMO is seeking to halve shipping emissions by 2050. That’s why it is important for us to further our innovation and services to better support our customers as we continue to seek out new opportunities to develop smarter fuel options, using better technology and providing improved guidance for our customers and their journey throughout 2020 and beyond. To support and deepen this ongoing programme of providing cleaner, better performing and less
Recommendations on lubricating tank levels made in Viking Sky investigation report
January 13, 2020
A key reason for the black-out and loss of propulsion of the Norwegian-flagged cruise vessel found to be due to engine lubricating oil tank levels being well below OEM guidelines. In November, the accident report for the Viking Sky, which came within 100 metres of land in March 2019 when it lost propulsion during a storm in the Norwegian Sea, was released. One of the key findings of the report was that the lubricating oil sump tanks were being maintained at between 28%-40%. This was despite Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), MAN Energy Solutions, recommending that they be maintained at 68%-75% capacity. Consequently, the diesel
Total awards Shearwater GeoServices South Africa seismic project
January 6, 2020
Total E&P South Africa has given Shearwater a conditional letter of award for a 2D seismic acquisition and fast-track processing project. The survey at block 11B-12B will be Shearwater’s first South Africa offshore project. It has a base duration of two months, starting in Q4 2019, and covers an initial program of 3,650 linear km. It will be acquired by the Multi-Purpose Vessel (MPV) SW Cook. The project includes fast-track processing facilitated by the vessel’s high-capacity onboard computer and experienced processing teams, linked by satellite to client and project teams. Speaking on the news, Irene Waage Basili,
Introduction to ‘Navigating towards IMO 2020 and beyond’
December 20, 2019
Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) Managing Director, Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet and Total Lubmarine General Manager, Robert Joore, co-introduce our recently published ‘Navigating towards IMO 2020 and beyond’ white paper . The shipping industry, which to date has relied mainly on heavy fuel oil to power its engines, now stands at the crossroads and has many choices. From January 1, 2020, vessel operators will need to switch fuel types or use a sulfur abatement technology (scrubber) to remain compliant and continue to operate their vessels. This requirement to reduce the amount of harmful sulfur oxides (SOx)

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Interview: Nikolaos Kotakis, OEM Relationship Manager at Total Lubmarine
November 01, 2019

Total Lubmarine OEM Relationship Manager, Nikolaos Kotakis, discusses the technical lubricant challenges that the upcoming IMO 2020 regulation presents to operators, exploring Total’s solutions and services that cover all routes to compliance.

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Total and Corbion partner to open second largest PLA plant
October 07, 2019

New venture will produce 75,000 tons per year of Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) at bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand.

In a grand opening ceremony on September 9, which included a blessing by local Thai monks, the new 50/50 joint venture between Total and leading biochemicals business, Corbion

Total Lubmarine at IMPA London 2019
October 21, 2019

On the sidelines of London International Shipping Week (LISW), this year’s annual IMPA London maritime procurement event took place at the QEII, London. 

With  150 companies  exhibiting from over 30 countries, IMPA London provides a smaller and more intimate

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Total Lubmarine behind Les Mar M’Arts Europ’Raid tour
July 28, 2017

Total Lubmarine is proud to be supporting Benjamin Soulier, Nicolas Gablot and Tom Pomarède of Les Mar M’Arts team in the 2017 Europ’Raid which will start tomorrow (29 July) and finishes on 20 August.

Europ’Raid is a humanitarian competition which sees 150 teams drive

Total and Brittany Ferries ink agreement on LNG bunkering supply
July 21, 2017

Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) and Brittany Ferries (BAI) have put pen to paper on a multi-year contract to supply Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkers to the Honfleur in the port of Ouistreham, France. BAI recently confirmed its order for the new ship, the first LNG-powered French

Talusia Optima approved by all engine manufacturers
July 21, 2017

Total Lubmarine is delighted to announce it has received a No Objection Letter (NOL) from MAN Diesel & Turbo for the use of its cylinder lube oil, Talusia Optima, 100 BN in the engine manufacturer’s two-stroke engine designs.

The NOL was awarded following the successful

ENSM Le Havre’s Hydro Sailing Team participate in the 2017 “Grand Prix de l’école Navale” regatta
June 13, 2017

Total Lubmarine was delighted to support the Hydro sailing team from the École Nationale Supérieure Maritime (ENSM) Le Havre, competing in the 16th Grand Prix de l’école Navale regatta, off Crozon, France in May.

The Grand Prix is firmly established as a key event in the world of

Total Lubmarine retains lubricant contract with Panama Canal Authority
May 24, 2017

Total Lubmarine is delighted to announce that it has retained a major contract to supply the Panama Canal Authority four-stroke power plant at Miraflores with marine lubricants for a further three years. Total Lubmarine will supply 340 metric tonnes of Aurelia TI 4040 a year to the Authority

Total Lubmarine behind Timothée Bonavita in 2017 Mini Transat
May 09, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Total Lubmarine will be sponsoring Total employee Timothée Bonavita in the Mini Transat yacht race.

The Mini Transat is a solo 4000 mile transatlantic yacht race from La Rochelle to Martinique in 21-foot (6.5m) yachts. It is by far the most testing,

Le Havre Hydro Cup 2017
April 26, 2017

Crews from the maritime sector and European merchant navy academies took part in the two day Le Havre Hydro 2017 Cup (31 March – 1 April). The event was organized in collaboration with students from the French Maritime Academy, the yacht club ‘‘Société des Régates du Havre

Spotlight on battery power for the marine sector
April 26, 2017

Last year Total acquired battery maker Saft. We look at what the company provides for the marine sector and how advanced lithium-ion battery technology offers new possibilities for hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems.

Batteries today are more advanced than ever before. Thanks to

Understanding the impact of time in a lifeboat
April 07, 2017

What are the physical and psychological impacts of spending five days in a lifeboat? Volunteers for not-for-profit organization Au Rad’Lô plan to find out by undertaking a scientific experiment off the coast of Marseilles in early June. The volunteers will be food rationed, lack privacy