Q8Oils 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.
Combining the technical expertise and knowledge of INNIO Jenbacher and Q8Oils will further enhance the durability and efficiency of Jenbacher type 2, 3, 4 and 6 engines. Both companies strongly believe that this partnership will bring strong new benefits to gas engine owners and operators.
Effective 1st October, this 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 Q1 2021.
Frank Rouwens, General Manager Q8Oils, commented:
“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. 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, Chief Technology Officer INNIO commented:
“We are pleased to build on our co-engineering working relationship with Q8Oils. We have been working closely with Q8Oils in recent years to combine INNIO’s product and combustion knowledge with Q8Oils’ competence in lubricant and additive development. This has resulted in the development of a new lubricant that 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. 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. With its Jenbacher and Waukesha product brands, INNIO pushes beyond the possible and looks boldly toward tomorrow. Its diverse portfolio of reliable, economical and sustainable 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. Backed by its service network in more than 100 countries, INNIO connects with you locally for rapid response to your service needs.
Headquartered in Jenbach, Austria, the business also has primary operations in Welland, Ontario, Canada, and Waukesha, Wisconsin, US. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.innio.com. Follow INNIO on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Q8Oils is a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), which is ranked as one of the world’s top ten energy conglomerates. Q8Oils’ products, services and solutions are designed to increase the profitability and sustainability of its customers’ businesses.
Q8Oils develops, blends and delivers a comprehensive portfolio of more than 1,000 technology enhanced lubricants to suit every application, from the smallest engine to the largest machine. Based on extensive R&D activities in Q8Oils’ European laboratories, it manufactures an extensive range of oils in its own blending plants in Antwerp, Belgium and Castellar Guidobono, Italy.
Its strong focus on the development of gas engine oil solutions results in state-of-the-art products. Unlike most lubricant manufacturers, Q8Oils selects its own additive components for its custom-made gas engine oils. These products, developed entirely in-house, differentiate Q8Oils in terms of technical and operational benefits. Q8Oils’ lubricating solutions not only result in cleaner engines, but also limit downtime, reduce maintenance costs and extend engine drain intervals, which results in increased efficiency and lowers operational costs for stationary gas engine users.