Jenbacher, Q8Oils Announce Partnership

By Jack Burke25 November 2020

Q8Oils, a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corp., has signed a long-term global partnership agreement with INNIO Jenbacher to supply lubricants for all Jenbacher gas engines that operate on non-natural gas, including biogas, sewage gas and landfill gas.

The companies said the new agreement strengthens the close and successful co-operation between INNIO Jenbacher and Q8Oils in recent years. Both companies are intensely cooperating already, and the launch of their new co-branded oil worldwide is planned for the first quarter of 2021.

“Today, we are delighted to announce the partnership between Q8Oils and INNIO Jenbacher, which brings together Q8Oils’ leading technology in gas engine lubrication and Jenbacher’s world-class expertise in designing and building gas engines,” said Frank Rouwens, general manager Q8Oils. “Our companies will focus on developments related to biogas and other non-natural gases. We are very happy with this partnership, which fits well with our mutual drive to focus research and new developments on sustainable solutions that support the environment and help make our planet a healthier place.”

Andreas Kunz, CTO, INNIO the new lubricant is designed to meet the demanding requirements of non-natural gas combustion.

“This lubricant is developed specifically for our reliable and highly efficient Jenbacher Type 2, 3, 4 and 6 engines that operate on non-natural gases,” Kunz said. “Furthermore, it is specified to give greater protection to engine components and to maximise customer value. The partnership agreement will be a key driver in continuing to improve the performance of our non-natural gases engines in an environmentally friendly way.”

Q8Oils has been developing solutions related to the challenges that arise from lubricating gas engines in its in-house research laboratories for 35 years. Through continuous innovation, it provides gas engine owners with lubricants which deliver the cleanest engines and longer oil drain intervals, helping to reduce operational costs.

INNIO is a leading solutions provider of gas engines, power equipment, a digital platform and related services for power generation and gas compression at or near the point of use. Its diverse portfolio of industrial gas engines generates 200 kW to 10 MW of power for numerous industries globally. It provides life cycle support to more than 50 000 delivered gas engines worldwide.

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