ExxonMobil‘s Mobil SHC-branded synthetic gear oil is now being used to protect more than 30,000 wind turbine gearboxes worldwide, demonstrating how its lubricants are helping the wind energy industry become more cost competitive worldwide. As the wind turbine market has experienced rapid growth around the world over the last decade, ExxonMobil's Mobilgear SHC XMP 320 continues to be a popular lubricant choice for wind turbine operators. Mobilgear SHC XMP 320 is the initial-fill gear oil of choice for the majority of the world's top wind turbine builders."Although it starts from a small base relative to conventional sources, we expect electricity generated by wind to grow 12 percent a year through 2030," said Mike Hawkins, global brand manager for ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company. "Our wind lubricant technology helps support this growing industry by reducing maintenance requirements and ultimately lowering costs."Mobilgear SHC XMP 320 is an ideal lubricant for gearboxes used to power wind turbines because it exceeds the performance of conventional, mineral-based oils by extending the interval between oil changes from 18 months to three years or more.For wind turbine operators, maximising equipment performance and durability is essential.