• 2019 March 14 15:16

    Sovcomflot concludes marine oils supply agreement with Gazpromneft – Lubricants

    Gazpromneft – Lubricants, Ltd., the oil business operator of Gazprom Neft, has entered into an agreement with Sovcomflot for the supply of marine oils and service fluids. As part of the new agreement, Sovcomflot’s Arctic tankers will be supplied with engine, gear, compressor, turbine oils and lubricants. Additionally, Gazpromneft – Lubricants’ staff will provide the necessary maintenance services, Sovcomflot says in a press release. 

    Motor oils supplied for tankers enable the efficient operation of marine engines under high loads, which is typical requirement for operations in the Arctic region. They are suitable for two- and four-stroke engines operating on fuels with a sulphur content of <0.5% to 4%. 

    The gear, compressor, turbine oils and lubricants have proven suitable for use in the harsh conditions of the Arctic and the Far East, where vessels navigate in temperatures down to -45°C. To verify the operating parameters and specifications of the lubricants during operations, samples of implement oils are tested by international independent laboratories. The test results are available online and contain complete information on the change of state of such oils. Moreover, the express laboratories utilised enable basic tests to be carried out immediately aboard the vessel and, if necessary, to adjust marine machinery maintenance schedules on-the-fly. 

    Roman Miroshnichenko, Director of the St. Petersburg branch of Gazpromneft – Lubricants, Ltd. commented: “Regular transportation along the Northern Sea Route is becoming ever more relevant, so it is extremely important to ensure the reliable operation of Arctic fleet vessels. Our marine oils have shown great performance under high loads and extremely low temperatures, while our extensive lubricant supply logistics enables us to supply vessels in the country’s remotest regions.” 

    Igor Tonkovidov, First Deputy General Director – Chief Engineer of PAO Sovcomflot, said: “The signed agreement represents a natural step forward in the long-term mutually beneficial cooperation between Gazprom Neft PJSC and PAO Sovcomflot. The operation of maritime transport in high latitudes involves increased loads on ship machinery, which depends upon reliable and high-quality maintenance for its uninterrupted operation.” 

    Gazpromneft – Lubricants (Gazpromneft – Lubricants, Ltd.) is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, created in 2007 and specialising in the production and sales of oils, lubricants and service fluids. The company currently operates six industrial sites in Russia, Italy and Serbia with a total output of 600,000 tonnes of high-quality oils, lubricants and service fluids per year. The management system of Gazpromneft – Lubricants, Ltd. and its business assets conform to international standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IATF 16949, and OHSAS 18001. The company’s product range includes 600 types of oils and lubricants for all market segments (more than 1,500 commodity items), including marine lubricants under its private label Gazpromneft Ocean. The company’s marine lubricant product portfolio includes modern motor oils for high, medium and low speed engines operating on various marine fuels, as well as compressor, gear, hydraulic, turbine, transmission oils, lubricants and coolants. The company’s oils are approved by top equipment manufacturers, including Wärtsilä, Winterthur Gas & Diesel, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Sulzer, Bosch Rextroth, Siemens, Pleidger, Alfa-laval, GEA Westfalia, and Schottel, and have successfully passed many industrial tests, including Denison HF-0, Cincinnati P-68/69/70, and Eaton Vickers. Marine lubricants produced by the company are available in 29 major Russian and international ports. 

    Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is one of the world's leading energy shipping companies, specialising in the transportation of crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied gas, as well as the servicing of offshore oil and gas exploration and production. The company’s fleet includes 145 vessels with a total deadweight of 12.6 million tonnes. 80 vessels have an ice class. 

    Sovcomflot is involved in servicing large oil and gas projects in Russia and around the world: Sakhalin-1; Sakhalin-2; Varandey; Prirazlomnoye; Novy Port; Yamal LNG, and Tangguh (Indonesia). The company is headquartered in Saint Petersburg, with offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol, and Dubai.




2019 June 20

15:04 Busan Port Authority and Port of Rotterdam Authority sign contract for the issue of a five hectare site on Maasvlakte Distribution Park West
14:42 Composit participated in Dredging Summit & Expo 2019
14:25 UAE Shipping Association looks to branch out
14:03 MOL and GAIL sign charter contract for one LNG carrier
13:47 DNV GL: Building a marine supply infrastructure as part of a future hydrogen society
13:46 New generation trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Bonny River’ joins the DEME’s fleet
13:28 Helle Hammer awarded WISTA Norway’s LeaderShip Award 2019
12:50 Gazprom Management Committee reviews progress of Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream projects
12:24 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:01 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
11:36 ReCAAP ISC and Indian Coast Guard co-hosting 12th Capacity Building Workshop for Maritime Law Enforcement and Regulatory Authorities
11:11 NCSP Group’s consolidated cargo turnover for Jan-Apr 2019 increased by 0.3% to 47.6 million tonnes
10:42 Amendments to be introduced to the Water Traffic Act
10:10 Tallink Grupp connects first two vessels to shore power at Port of Stockholm in a bid to reduce environmental impact
10:09 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
09:46 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.81% to $62.95, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.69% to $54.9
09:27 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 20
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,179 points

2019 June 19

18:14 Port of Southampton signs sister port agreement with PortMiami
18:05 Unique Wärtsilä fresh water production system offers one ton per day fuel savings
17:51 Continued rail investment at the Port of Southampton accelerates air quality improvements
17:28 PGNiG confirms production potential of Poland’s largest gas field
17:03 IMRF announces new Board of Trustees
16:40 Small-size missile ship Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Black Sea Fleet, completes tasks in the Mediterranean Sea
16:02 Hapag-Lloyd announces GRI from Asia to East Coast South America
15:39 Vympel Shipyard launched first Grachonok-class special purpose boat for Federal National Guard Troops Service
15:02 Black Sea Mediterranean Express (BMX Service) Additional Gemlik Call
14:43 Baltic Workboats announces delivery of 100m fully electric ferry
14:21 RS participates in Global Fishery Forum
14:02 MOL and Japanese shipyards design Next Generation Coal carrier 'EeneX'
13:45 Igor Sharkov appointed Director of FESCO Branch Office in Vladivostok
13:26 FESCO opens seasonal transportation to ports of Chukotka
13:02 Van Oord awarded large contract for Mozambique LNG project
12:34 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard starts constructing vessels of new project
12:12 ICS meets in Faroe Islands
11:58 Frigate Admiral Gorhskov of RF Navy's Northern Fleet sails through Panama Canal
11:37 Ship inspection platform Idwal urges investors to carry out due diligence on asset condition as standards decline
11:19 WMU signed MOU with Higher Institute of Maritime Studies, Morocco
11:12 Damen signs Phase II contract with International Organization for Migration for nine additional SAR 1906 search and rescue boats
10:55 ABB wins system package with Keppel for dredging contractor Van Oord
10:33 Lavna coal terminal to reach design capacity of 18 million tonnes in 2022
10:00 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:38 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, June 19
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.03% to $62.16, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.22% to $54.23
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,135 points

2019 June 18

18:36 Spotlighting IMO's actions on climate change
18:31 Transborders Energy signs joint study agreement with Kyushu Electric Power for FLNG Solution
18:06 Kim Heng Offshore & Marine Holdings signs MoU with HHC and Thaitan
18:03 Container service boost at Bristol Port
17:53 IMO and UN Environment – working together to keep the Mediterranean clean
17:36 ZIM introduces myZIM Personal Notifications
17:21 Incat launches a new 111-metre ferry for Spain
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate increase from Japan to Middle East
16:42 Nor-Shipping 2019 sets new records
16:20 Fincantieri and CNR present the results of six multidisciplinary research projects
16:04 Atlantic Towing buys Havyard 833 WE – build no 126
15:25 Live stream of IWW passenger transportation meeting, part of SmartTRANSPORT, starts on IAA PortNews website at 10:00, June 21
15:04 Port of Oakland approves Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan
14:33 Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship hull assembly begins at Meyer Turku shipyard
14:02 Hapag-Lloyd announces FAK from East Asia to Europe and Mediterranean