Who we are

  • A truly global team, with 28 members from 14 different countries (Japan, the USA and all over Europe).
  • Experts from all relevant disciplines – ship operators, engine and equipment manufacturers, oil and additive suppliers, classification societies and scientific institutions.
  • To define common industry positions for the use and maintenance of lubricating oils in different types of engine.

What we do

  • The WG works to promulgate know-how about marine lubrication (including power plant applications) by producing guidelines and recommendations dedicated to deepen our understanding of this important subject.
  • Activity centers for complementing inherent engine design reliability with an adequate periphery regarding the use of appropriate lubricants and fuels.
  • Preparation in subgroups on issues to be discussed and endorsed by the entire Working Group during its meetings.


Our current projects and activities

  • Future fuel scenarios and their impact on lubrication.
  • Interaction between lubricants and emission control measures (e. g. SCR).
  • Update of the CIMAC recommendation on the lubrication of two-stroke crosshead diesel engine (publication currently planned for the end of 2013).

Latest publications


Meeting activities

  • Two meetings are held each year, each one hosted by one of the members.
  • Typically 20 – 25 members participate at each meeting.