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IT'S MORE THAN JUST OIL. IT'S LIQUID ENGINEERING.

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Castrol has 30 years of wind energy experience, offering carbon neutral products that reduce friction and downtime, to make clean energy more sustainable than ever.

HOW CASTROL MAKES WIND TURBINES MORE SUSTAINABLE THAN EVER

 

Maximizing uptime and minimizing costs is crucial to the success of every wind farm. That's why Castrol's Liquid Engineers have developed a range of world-leading lubricants that enable high capacity wind turbine gears to run significantly cooler, by delivering robust surface protection and reducing gear friction.

 

Castrol Optigear Synthetic CT, for example, uses advanced 'ashless' technology that is proven to run up to 8ºC cooler1 and generate up to 28% less foam2 than other lubricants, enabling consistent wear protection for up to eight years of oil life3. That's important because almost 40% of unscheduled downtime days are attributable to gearbox failures, at a cost of up to US$200,000 per event.4

 

Castrol further helps to optimize your sustainability by making Optigear the world's first carbon neutral gear oil for wind turbines. Just as importantly, our Liquid Engineers are backed by a global network of wind turbine specialists, with the capabilities and commitment to support your operations in every territory.

 

1. Sincro Mecánica Wind Oil Evaluation 2016.
2. 3-year field trial – 2013.
3. 8-year customer field inspection (USA, 2017).
4. The Wind Operations and Maintenance Report, The Wind Energy Update, 2016.