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Wear Protection

Equipment wear can reduce system efficiency and service life. Protecting components from wear is fundamental for getting the most out of your investments through prolonging asset life and preventing production losses through breakdowns.

The Shell Gadus range of greases offers protection across a wide range of applications. The range includes Shell’s latest extreme temperature “T” polyurea synthetic greases, which can help to protect bearings under extreme temperatures, heavy loads and contaminated conditions.

Grease Life

The longer your grease lasts, the longer your components last and the less lubrication maintenance your equipment needs. 

Shell Gadus greases are designed to help your equipment continue to operate without interruption. The comprehensive product range enables you to select a grease with a life that meets your operational needs.

Customers using Shell Gadus extra-long-life synthetic technologies are doubling grease life for some applications. Others prefer to take advantage of cost-effective, reliable, multipurpose Shell Gadus greases for standard life applications.

System Efficiency

To help your equipment perform to its design standards, you need a grease that stays in place and provides effective protection and lubrication where you need it. Shell Gadus greases can help to maintain or even improve the efficiency of your systems.

From greases that offer reliable performance for standard applications to specialist low-noise, high-temperature and heavy-load greases, there is a Shell Gadus product that can help to optimise your system’s efficiency and costs of operation.

A range of greases to meet your needs

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Shell Naturelle

Shell Naturelle S2 Wire Rope Lubricant A

Lubricants with poor resistance to water wash-off may fail to protect your equipment, which means there is an increased likelihood of additional costs through unplanned maintenance or equipment downtime. Shell Naturelle S2 Wire Rope Lubricant A is designed for wire ropes, open gears and other deck equipment. It has excellent adhesion properties and is formulated with a selected blend of additives to offer superior extreme-pressure and anticorrosion protection in the most challenging of environments.

Extreme Pressure and Anti-Wear 

Specially selected solid lubricants and additives protect components from excessive wear, even under heavy loads.

Excellent Corrosion Protection

Shell Naturelle S2 Wire Rope Lubricant A is formulated to include special anti-corrosion additives to offer enhanced protection from corrosion, even under the influence of seawater. In an SKF EMCOR test for a period of one week, there was no sign of corrosion.

Readily Biodegradable

Shell Naturelle S2 Wire Rope Lubricant A achieves the OECD 301 F requirement of >60% degradation within 28 days and is made from >60% renewable raw materials classed as minimally toxic and non‑bioaccumulative.

Shell Naturelle S5 Grease V120P 2

Shell Naturelle S5 Grease V120P 2 is a biodegradable grease for use in rudder bearings; applications such as slow speed plain bearings (slower than 500 rpm) and high-speed ball and roller bearings (up to 2,000 rpm) that require an extreme-pressure grease; and in routine greasing of deck equipment. The grease is based on a lithium hydroxystearate soap thickener and is fortified with extreme-pressure, anti-oxidant, anti-wear and anti-rust additives.

  • Fully biodegradable to the latest CEC-L-33-A-93 standard
  • Provides resistance to the formation of deposits caused by oxidation at high operating temperatures and maintains consistency, thereby reducing leakage
  • Offers good corrosion resistance characteristics to offer effective protection in challenging environments.

Approvals from leading marine manufacturers include*

  • Becker Marine Systems (full approval for rudder carriers)
  • Rolls-Royce (full approval for rudder carriers)

Shell Gadus

The Shell Gadus ranges include multipurpose greases that can help to simplify your product inventory, as well as speciality greases, including advanced polyurea synthetic products designed for the most severe extreme-temperature and long-life applications, and a range of open-gear lubricants.


Product Description Viscosity,
mm2/s AT
    40°C | 100°C    

Shell Gadus S2 A320 2

Highly water resistant, extreme pressure tacky grease for wire rope, open gear and other open deck grease applications 320 |16.5 2 85
Shell Gadus S2 V100 3 General purpose grease for rolling element electric motor bearings and plain bearings. 100 | 11 3 180

Shell Gadus S2 V220 0

High performance, multipurpose extreme pressure grease 220 | 19 0 -

Shell Gadus S2 V220 1

High performance, multipurpose extreme pressure grease
220 | 19 1 180

Shell Gadus S2 V220 2

High performance, multipurpose extreme pressure grease
220 | 19 2 180

Shell Gadus S2 V220AC 2

High performance, multipurpose extreme pressure grease
220 | 18 2 175

Shell Gadus S2 V220AD 2

High performance heavy duty grease containing solid lubricants 220 | 19 2 260

Shell Gadus S3 T220 2

Ultimate performance extreme pressure di-urea grease 220 | 19 2 260

Shell Gadus S3 V220C 2

High performance, Lithium complex high temperature, extreme pressure multi-purpose grease 220 | 19 2 260

Shell Gadus S3 High Speed Coupling Grease

Lithium Complex based Premium Gear Coupling grease 700 | 34 1 >150

Shell Gadus S5 V100 2

Advanced Lithium Complex synthetic based Premium Extreme Pressure grease for wide Temperature ranges    100 | 14 2 260
Shell Gadus S2 OG 40 High-performance open gear grease 660 | 40 - -

Shell Gadus S2 OG 50

High-performance open gear grease 870 | 50 - -

Optimise Your Operations with Technical Services

  • Lubricant advice can help you to select the right lubricant grade to deal with the specific level of oil stress in your engine.
  • Shell Rapid Lubricants Analysis is an oil condition monitoring service that helps your vessels to run smoothly by identifying potential oil or equipment failures before they become critical.