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ExxonMobil Protects Wind Turbines with Advanced Lubricants

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2010-10-11 09:00 

 

ExxonMobil lubricants help support more diverse energy portfolio for power generation

  • Mobilgear SHC XMP 320 helps reduce maintenance costs for wind energy industry
  • Formulated to deliver exceptional protection for key components under extreme conditions
  • Selected as the initial-fill oil for majority of world’s top wind turbine builders

SHANGHAI, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — ExxonMobil’s Mobil SHC-branded synthetic gear oil is now being used to protect more than 30,000 wind turbine gearboxes worldwide, demonstrating how its lubricants are helping the wind energy industry become more cost competitive worldwide.

As the wind turbine market has experienced rapid growth around the world over the last decade, ExxonMobil’s Mobilgear SHC XMP 320 continues to be a popular lubricant choice for wind turbine operators. Mobilgear SHC XMP 320 is the initial-fill gear oil of choice for the majority of the world’s top wind turbine builders.

“Although it starts from a small base relative to conventional sources, we expect electricity generated by wind to grow 12 percent a year through 2030,” said Mike Hawkins, global brand manager for ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company.  “Our wind lubricant technology helps support this growing industry by reducing maintenance requirements and ultimately lowering costs.”

Mobilgear SHC XMP 320 is an ideal lubricant for gearboxes used to power wind turbines because it exceeds the performance of conventional, mineral-based oils by extending the interval between oil changes from 18 months to three years or more.

For wind turbine operators, maximising equipment performance and durability is essential.

“In an industry that relies on the performance of turbines, which may stand up to 400 feet high in the air, often in remote environments, there is no such thing as a simple oil change or routine maintenance,” said Hawkins.

“That’s why our Mobil SHC branded lubricants, like Mobilgear SHC XMP 320, are valued by wind turbine operators around the world. They are expertly formulated to help reduce maintenance costs, extend oil drain intervals and deliver exceptional protection for key components, even under the extreme weather and load conditions that wind turbines face every day.”

With its proprietary balanced additive system, Mobilgear SHC XMP 320 offers potential for enhanced energy efficiency and protection against conventional wear modes, such as scuffing and micropitting. The high-performance synthetic gearbox oil offers exceptional oxidation resistance and excellent low temperature fluidity, which can help reduce unscheduled downtime and lower maintenance costs.

In addition to Mobilgear SHC XMP 320, ExxonMobil offers a wide range of lubricants that are formulated to deliver exceptional protection for all parts of a wind turbine, including greases to lubricate bearings and hydraulic oils that help pitch rotor blades.

About ExxonMobil:

Customers have relied on ExxonMobil lubricants for more than 120 years. Marketed in nearly 200 countries and territories worldwide, ExxonMobil products stand for performance, innovation and expertise. As the industry leader in synthetic lubricants, a full range of ExxonMobil products is available in the automotive, commercial and industrial business sectors. ExxonMobil recognises that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand.  To that end, ExxonMobil works closely to support   the communities where they operate and pledges to maintain the highest ethical standards, comply with local laws and respect local and national cultures. The term “ExxonMobil” is used for convenience only, and may include Exxon Mobil Corporation or any of its affiliates

    For more information, please contact:

    Media Contacts: 
     Mr. Ivan He
     Weber Shandwick 
     Tel:    +86-21-2411-0016
     Mobile: +86-138-1794-2244
     Email:  ihe@webershandwick.com 

     Mr. Henry Zhuang      
     Weber Shandwick      
     Tel:    +86-21-2411-0022
     Mobile: +86-136-6194-2183
     Email:  hszhuang@webershandwick.com

 

SOURCE ExxonMobil

 

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October 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm

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Mobil 1 Launches WILL YOU BE THE ONE Contest Offering a Formula Racecar Driving Experience of a Lifetime

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2010-10-11 09:00
Mobil 1 will send 24 winners from across Asia to a Formula racecar driving school for a ride of their lives

SHANGHAI, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Mobil 1 raises the bar again when it launches an online contest in Asia to offer motor enthusiasts a thrilling Formula Racecar driving experience. Fans can sign up online at http://www.mobil1.com.sg to enter the Mobil 1 WILL YOU BE THE ONE contest for a chance to win an opportunity to learn to drive like a professional racer. Twenty-four winners from across Asia will be sent to the Global Racing Schools in Zhuhai, China for a ride of their lives.

As the world’s leading synthetic engine oil driven by winners, Mobil 1 brings fans closer to the action by allowing them to participate in first-hand training required for exceptional high performance on the racetrack. “Through the Mobil 1 WILL YOU BE THE ONE contest, we are excited to bond together a group of Formula racecar fanatics and enable them to experience professional training for advanced motorsports skills,” says Mr. Eric Carmichael, Asia Pacific Marketing Manager, ExxonMobil Lubricants and Specialties Company.

24 potential winners stand a chance for the opportunity of a lifetime to train with Formula racecar professionals and share their passion with fellow motor enthusiasts from across Asia. As a team, they will receive professional training for motor-sports skills such as advance defensive skills, prevision driving skills, circuit driving and drifting. Contest winners will also hit the tracks to experience adrenalin pumping racecar performance with 0 to 100km/hour in under 5 seconds and reach top speeds of 235km/h in Formula Racecars.

As the world’s leading synthetic engine oil, Mobil 1 is the choice of champions and provides all-round winning performance on track and on road. Just ask Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton (FIA Formula One(TM) World Champions), our leading ambassadors who constantly rely on Mobil 1 to keep them and their cars in a winning position.

Contest winners will have the chance of a lifetime to experience Mobil 1’s synthetic engine oil technology on the tracks like world champions. They will also have the extraordinary chance to bond and share their experience with their own team of motor enthusiast.

The chance of a lifetime starts September 15, 2010 at 12:00 am (GMT) and closes on December 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm (GMT). Once registered, contestants earn points by referring friends and participating on weekly online quizzes to register online at http://www.mobil1.com.sg . Mobil 1 will be sending 24 winners with the most points for this 3-day action packed adventure in Manila.

For more information, please contact:

Media contact:
Mr. Henry Zhuang
Weber Shandwick Shanghai office
Tel: +86-21-2411-0022
Mobile: +86-136-6194-2183
Email: hszhuang@webershandwick.com

Mr. Ivan He
Weber Shandwick Shanghai office
Tel: +86-21-2411-0016
Mobile: +86-138-1794-2244
Email: ihe@webershandwick.com
SOURCE ExxonMobil

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October 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm

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