Global deal will see Castrol deliver its gear oil Optigear Synthetic CT to all Vestas built and serviced wind turbines.
Global lubricants specialist Castrol has signed a global three year deal with Denmark-based Vestas Wind Systems, the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturer, to deliver first and service fills1 for all of its new builds and existing turbines with more than 57 GW of installed capacity worldwide.
It is projected that Castrol will deliver in excess of 1.5 million liters a year under this deal. The agreement follows the full product approval for global use, which came after a three-year trial.
“This agreement is the result of a close collaboration with Vestas using our extensive expertise to deliver the best result for the company,” says John Carey, Vice-President, Castrol Lubricants business for Aviation, Industrial, Marine and Energy. “At Castrol, working alongside customers is key to developing solutions that are able to meet their needs, and Castrol Optigear Synthetic CT gear oil has been formulated specifically for use in wind turbine gearbox applications. Designed for some of the most challenging environments and with a good thermal stability, Castrol Optigear Synthetic CT gear oil high viscosity index makes the product suitable for operations in a wide range of temperatures. Castrol global footprint allows us to work with the Vestas team and support them worldwide’.
Vestas is dedicated exclusively to wind energy and one of the leaders in its development. It delivers cost-effective wind technologies, products and services with almost 50,000 wind turbines installed worldwide.
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