Oronite is the world's largest supplier of marine lubricant additives and has been a pioneer in the industry for more than 50 years. We maintain this position through continuous development of new technology, frequent enhancement of our global supply capability, unique relationships with key industry stakeholders and superior knowledge of the market. Oronite offers a broad range of components and formulated packages customized for marine applications, which are available from each of our primary manufacturing plants located in Gonfreville, France, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Singapore.
Marine Lubricant Applications
The marine market consists of 3 segments in broad terms that use either residual or distillate fuel, which is characterized by its high sulfur content:
- Propulsion engines for large deep-draft and smaller coastal vessels
- Auxiliary engines installed on vessels
- Power generation
These applications are served by two types of engines:
- Two-cycle, slow-speed crosshead engines, which require a marine cylinder lubricant (MCL) that is injected into the cylinder during operation and a system oil that lubricates the crankcase
- Four-cycle, medium speed trunk piston engines, which require a single lubricant, commonly known as a trunk piston engine oil (TPEO), because they have a common sump for the cylinder and crankcase
Oronite's Facilities and Capabilities
Oronite places great emphasis on working hand-in-hand with key customers who count on us to lead the way in this growing market. That's how we can offer a broad range of components and formulated packages customized for marine applications. Oronite's marine center of expertise is located at our laboratory in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where most of our most sophisticated product screening and testing tools are located, including an engine performance testing lab. We are excited about the future of the marine market and committed to maintaining our leadership position within this market.