Exxonmobil Protects Wind Turbines With Advanced Lubricants

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ExxonMobil Protects Wind Turbines with Advanced Lubricants

SHANGHAI, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ --

    ExxonMobil lubricants help support more diverse energy portfolio for power 


    -- Mobilgear SHC XMP 320 helps reduce maintenance costs for wind energy 


    -- 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

    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


    "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


    "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. 

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    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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