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Chevron Oronite has passed main NOL test from MAN ES

SAN RAMON, Calif., December 15, 2021 – Chevron Oronite has passed the Main No Objection Letter (NOL) test from MAN Energy Solutions (ES) with two 40BN MCL additive formulations designed to meet the new category II (Cat II) MCL lubricant requirements. These lubricants are applicable for all engine types and recommended for MAN B&W two-stroke engines, Mark 9 and higher.


“We are proud to have received Main NOLs from MAN Energy Solutions on two of our 40BN MCL additive formulations, as these Cat II cylinder oils need to have excellent overall performance with a special focus on cleaning ability,” said Ilse Oelius Smaal, global marine manager, Chevron Oronite. She also added that “one of these formulations was designed to limit the amount of bright stock needed in the finished oil”.


Developed in Oronite’s marine lubricant research facility in Rotterdam, the two new additive formulations have gone through rigorous testing in both the lab and the marine test engines at the facility. Main NOL service tests, which have run for almost 3700 hours, were executed on vessels equipped with MAN two-stroke engines. Upon completion of the required pre-screening and Main NOL service test, customers who want to obtain a read across approval based on Oronite’s 40BN MCL additive formulations must run their own field Confirmation test. A full NOL is issued once these requirements are met.


For more information on Oronite’s readiness for the new CAT II MCL lubricant requirements, customers can contact their local Oronite representative.

About Chevron Oronite

Chevron Oronite is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of fuel and lubricant additives, helping provide solutions to customers globally. Headquartered in San Ramon, California (USA), Chevron Oronite maintains regional offices in Houston (Americas Region), Paris (Europe-Africa-Middle East Region), and Singapore (Asia-Pacific Region); operates manufacturing sites in Belle Chasse, Louisiana (USA), Gonfreville (France), Singapore, and Mauá (Brazil); an affiliated blending and shipping plant in Omaezaki, Japan; technology centers in the USA, France, the Netherlands, Japan and China and has interests in additive companies operating in other locations, including India.


Chevron Oronite is comprised of numerous affiliates that are indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Chevron Corporation. For simplicity in this news release, the terms “Chevron Oronite” and/or “Oronite” are used as abbreviated references to Chevron Corporation affiliates that are part of the Chevron Oronite business unit. Nothing in this document is intended to override or supersede the corporate separateness of these entities.

About Chevron

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy is essential to achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and the industry. To advance a lower-carbon future, we are focused on cost efficiently lowering our carbon intensity, increasing renewables and offsets in support of our business, and investing in low-carbon technologies that enable commercial solutions.