Grade AGO (Automotive Gas Oil) also known as road diesel which is the same product that is used for road cars and has a maximum sulphur content of 10 ppm (parts per million). Due to the low sulphur it is also known as Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD).
Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) is the generic chemical term for biodiesel derived from renewable sources. Bio-derived fuels and blends of bio-derived fuels with petroleum products are included within the range of potential alternative energy sources being considered by some sections of marine industry since they are renewable and can result in reduced greenhouse gases (GHGs) and sulphur emissions (SOx). The bulk of bio derived fuels currently available are the products of a transesterification process that removes the glyceride fraction to produce fatty acid methyl ester(s).
FAME Free AGO
Notwithstanding the good ignition and lubricity properties together with the potential environmental benefits, FAME has specific complications which includes an affinity to water and therefore risk of microbial growth, for this reason the majority of AGO supplied to yachts is specified as FAME free.
But might this be about to change?
Under ISO 8217 MGO must have a maximum sulphur content of 0.1% (or 1,000 ppm) and it may contain FAME up to 0.5%. This is a fuel specification specially created for marine diesel engine use and has many similarities as EN 590. The most recent revision of the specification is the 2017 edition.
Like AGO, MGO can be specified FAME FREE if required.
If you require Gasoline for smaller tenders or personal watercraft, we can arrange delivery as required, although there will likely be a minimum delivery for truck supply.
Marine Urea or Aqueous Urea Solution (AUS), also known as AdBlue (more commonly in the automotive sector) is used as a reagent to reduce Nitrogen Oxide NO2 emissions. In modern mid-range yachts, Urea is used in the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system to ensure the yacht complies with Tier III emission controls.
Urea is generally supplied by the barrel and we can also arrange for pumping of the product onboard.
Whether it’s lubricant for your main engines, generators, hydraulics or compressors or marine grade grease, we are able to source and supply lubricants from all the major bands including, Shell, Mobil, Castrol and Gulf.
Our service will include any necessary pumping, so that the product can be delivered straight into the yacht’s tank if required.
The demand for Jet A1 aviation fuel is growing as yachts continue to get larger and include provisions for helicopter operations. We are currently able to supply Jet A1 at Gibraltar where the fuel also benefits from being duty free.
Enquiries outside of Gibraltar can be arranged on request.
Please contact us for more details.
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