Maersk Fluid Technology (MFT), a fully owned subsidiary of A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, has partnered with Technava to introduce the SEAMate® Lubricant Blending-on-Board (BOB) System in Greece and Cyprus.
Originally developed by Maersk for use on A.P Moller Maersk Group’s fleet of containerships, MFT’s BOB technology allows for the blending of the in-use system oil, as a base oil, with a high BN cylinder oil product to produce a Fit-for-Purpose cylinder lubricant and facilitate the addition of fresh system oil to the engine sump. With BOB units on board, ship operators can blend cylinder lubricant compositions that match actual engine operating conditions and fuel sulphur levels.
The use of this technology can reduce cylinder oil consumption and alleviate issues such as cold corrosion and excessive cylinder wear. It can also mitigate issues associated with worn system oil causing problems for the hydraulic control system in modern, electronic two-stroke engines.
The SEAMate® BOB system has obtained letters of no objection from MAN Diesel & Turbo and Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) engines and is suitable for use on all types of two-stroke engines.
Founded in 1968, Technava is a well-established supplier of marine equipment and provider of technical support to the Greek and Cyprus shipping industry. Today, Technava is one of the leading companies in the supply, installation and service of equipment on board all types of ships. The company also acts as the representative for leading developer of two-stroke low-speed gas and diesel engines WinGD in Greece and Cyprus. The fact that WinGD is also working cooperatively with MFT, makes the establishment of Technava as the official sales agent for the SEAMate ® BOB system in Greece and Cyprus well positioned.
“Maersk Fluid Technology is honoured to be working with Technava for the sales of our SEAMate ® BOB system in Greece and Cyprus. Our Blending-on-Board technology can support Greek and Cypriot ship owners with both changing engine operating conditions and fuel sulphur levels. Therefore, we believe that introducing our Blending-on-Board technology jointly with Technava, will bring great technical and financial value to the Greek and Cypriot marine industry,” says Jens Byrgesen, managing director at Maersk Fluid Technology.