Goa, January 8th 2021: The country’s major fuel supplier, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. has supplied Jet A1 fuel, lubes and Marine Gas Oil (MGO) as a bouquet offering for the prestigious 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (ISEA) mission. The unique feature ofthis supply is that the aviation fuel Jet A1 has been supplied in bulk and packed form to a non-aviation customer and is delivered to an ocean-going vessel for the first time. The fuel will be used for aviation support and power generation units as well as in snowmobiles and for the voyage itself.
After about 22 years, yet again,the Antarctica expedition is procuring fuel from India. Till the last expedition,fuel was being obtainedfrom outside the country.
The expedition needs various types of fuel and lubricants for their logistic needs at the two Indian stations in Antarctica. IndianOil’s strength to provide a complete energy solution to National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) via a single window is a feather in our cap and a support for “Make in India” objectives. The fueling of 40thISEA by country’s oil major IndianOil truly exhibits the spirit of “Atmanirbhar Bharat” – a clarion call for a self-reliant India given by our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.