Castrol helps you stay compliant with the EPA VGP, which states that all vessels in US waters must obtain a VGP and use Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants to minimize any environmental impact during marine operations.
The latest version of the Vessel General Permit (VGP) published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the USA states that all vessels in US waters must obtain a VGP and use Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) in all oil-to-sea interfaces, unless technically infeasible. The US VGP mandates the use of EALs for all applications where lubricants are likely to enter the sea, not mineral oils, as EALs can offer a significantly reduced environmental impact across all applications.
Our oceans are not only the world’s highways for raw materials, goods and people, they are vital to the health of the planet. The marine industry has a responsibility to protect them. That is why Castrol is proud to have designed stern tube and thruster lubricants, hydraulic fluids and greases to help protect both vessels and the seas. Our Bio Range lubricants have improved environmental performance in comparison to conventional mineral based oils. They address the lubricant needs of vessels at sea, and present an environmentally responsible option for your crew and marine life when it comes to spillages and disposal.
We use our expertise to develop environmentally responsible products that protect the industry’s most precious assets. In tests analyzing product life, component life, system reliability and environmental performance, our Bio Range returned superior results compared to conventional mineral oils.
Castrol Bio Range products have been created for a range of applications throughout vessels where leakages are a risk or there is an oil-to-sea interface. We engineer lubricating products to perform at high levels, even under demanding conditions.
Developing solutions you can rely on calls for rigorous testing so you can be confident our products can help safeguard the future of the marine environment. Our experts conduct thorough testing in conditions that mimic the marine environment – not freshwater or soil conditions.