Shell and Wärtsilä extend strategic oil testing partnership

New Master Lubricants Agreement sees Shell continue its 2020 commitment as Wärtsilä’s designated testing partner

Originally signed by the two companies in 2020, the Testing Oil Partnership agreement placed Shell as Wärtsilä’s exclusive oil test partner for engines in the research and factory testing process.

But Shell has now extended the Master Lubricants Agreement (MLA) to cover lubricant solutions for all engines, including first fills and Wärtsilä Lifecycle Solutions for stationary power applications.

With a long history of developing high-quality lubricants, in line with world-leading OEM engine requirements, Shell is a longstanding supplier of engine oils to Wärtsilä. Stefan Nysjö, Vice President of Power Supply at Wärtsilä, commented: “The fact that our collaboration with Shell dates back to 2007 is testament to our shared values.

“As the global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, we prioritize excellence, speed, and reliability in all we do, and I know that Shell is no different,” he added. “This latest agreement will help solidify our longstanding partnership, helping us to maintain our reputation as an organization that delivers customer-focused and industry-leading products.”

Ade Ajala, Vice President of New Business Development and Global Key Accounts at Shell, stated: “From development through to testing and post-delivery, every step in the process is led in collaboration, helping to ensure that our lubricants keep Wärtsilä’s meticulously engineered engines well protected even in severe operating conditions.”

Overall, the partnership will continue to strengthen both Wärtsilä and Shell’s engine oil offerings and facilitate the co-development of lubrication technologies, enabling a wider product portfolio and global footprint.