Engen recently introduced the PETRONAS Disrol range of marine diesel engine oils to the African and Indian Ocean Island coastal territories.
PETRONAS, a global integrated oil company, is Malaysia’s national oil and gas company and Engen’s parent company. It operates in the African lubricants market north of the Sahara through PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI), while Engen markets a full range of its own brand of automotive and industrial lubricants and that of PLI in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the Indian Ocean Islands.
Engen will unveil the PETRONAS Disrol range at a marine event in Cape Town on 23 and 24 November, says Joe Mahlo, General Manager: Engen Sale and Marketing. The display will be supplemented with Engen’s own range of ancillary lubricants and greases for marine applications such as hydraulics, compressors, gearboxes and so forth.
“This coastal offering is intended for local coastline operations, which include navy or coastal patrols, off-shore mining platforms and drilling rigs, fishing boats, tug boats and other maritime services,” says Mahlo.
PETRONAS’s Disrol range encompasses high-quality marine diesel engine oils.
John Kennedy, Engen’s Lubricants Business Manager, says there are eight products in the series – six of them intended for slow two-stroke cross-head applications, and two for medium-speed four-stroke trunk piston applications. They are supplemented by the Genmarine HD product from Engen for high speeds.
“All in all, we are excited to serve the market with nine super-performance products,” says Kennedy. “Other non-engine marine applications are covered by our vast range of ancillary products.”
With Engen’s marine and maritime involvement going back many years, it makes up a growing portion of its lubricants business in South Africa.
“We see it as a value-adding service and growth opportunity to support maritime industries around Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. We believe our differentiated service and supply chain has the overall footprint to serve the various countries needs in the ports they represent,” concludes Kennedy.