ExxonMobil and INNIO collaborate for Africa’s power supply


ExxonMobil, the third-largest crude oil and natural gas producer in the world, and INNIO, a solutions provider of gas engines, signed a long-term extension to their global lubricant collaboration agreement for INNIO’s Jenbacher Type 2, 3, 4, 6 and 9 natural gas engines.

This as part of an energy crisis solution to the African continent, the partnership will contribute significantly by making clearer fuel and gas available in the market. The partnership will assist in meeting the growing demand for alternative power sources.Working side by side, the companies will draw on their joint expertise in answering the evolving needs of natural gas engine lubrication. The release of a new co-branded gas engine oil and other products in the future will be imminent as a result of this partnership.

“We’re pleased to build on our co-engineering working relationship with ExxonMobil,” said Andreas Lippert, Chief Technology Officer at INNIO Group.

“Together, we continue to co-develop a range of high-performance gas engine oil technologies for our reliable and highly efficient Jenbacher Type 2, 3, 4, 6 and 9 natural gas engines, helping our customers achieve their business goals in the global energy transformation.”

“This collaboration with INNIO enables us to further strengthen our understanding of the application issues that customers face, in order to develop the right lubrication solution,” said Henning Feller, EAME Sales Manager Finished Lubricants.

“By combining our lubrication expertise with INNIO’s 90 years of gas engine innovation expertise, we can achieve one shared goal: to help INNIO’s Jenbacher gas engine customers improve their operational reliability, productivity, profitability and sustainability.”

For Exxon, the role of partnerships such as this one, cannot be underestimated. The company has identified that there is a need to aggressively but strategically align with partners across the continent to ensure sustainable power and energy supply needs are met.


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