January 2016 :Al Jomaih and Shell Lubricating Oil Company (JOSLOC) recently held a joint-seminar with Wärtsilä (a global leader in complete life-cycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, focusing on advanced lubricant solutions and the latest innovations in engine performance within the power and cement sectors. Shell was recognized for its close collaboration with Wärtsilä and for properly assessing and meeting its product and service needs, as well as for its willingness to continue to grow and improve the working relationship over time. For the past years, Shell and Wärtsilä have synergized to bring sustainable solutions and services to customers. Both companies desire to build on the existing relationship to pursue Solutions and Services that optimize performance for both the Wärtsilä Energy Solution for Marine applications with compatible LNG, Fuels or Special Gases and the appropriate Lubricating Oil.
Representatives from over 60 companies across the Kingdom attended the seminar, including technical specialists, key influencers and decision makers. They were introduced to the latest premium product portfolios for Stationary Power Engines (Shell Argina & Shell Gadinia) and specialized lubricants for the Power industries, which are proven to reduce maintenance costs and increase engine reliability.
During the seminar, Mr. Hilmar Van Den Dool, Global Account Manager at Shell Global Solutions, and Mr. Qasim Latif, Business Development General Manager at Wärtsilä, emphasized the global and local partnership between both parties and how Shell is working closely with Wärtsilä to drive best innovation in lubricants and applications. Furthermore, Mr. Praveen Nagpal, Product Application Specialists at Shell Global Solutions, made a presentation on Shell Argina Oil, designed especially for Power Engines, and debated with the audience on how to improve the operational efficiency of engines through best practice in lubrication. Last but not least, Mr. Loganathan Venkatachalapathi, General Manager Agreement Sales at Wärtsilä MEA, conducted a presentation on the new technology of Wärtsilä Power engines and how Wärtsilä Genius services will enhance the performance of customer assets, as well as help their business top-line growth.