Svanehøj wins fuel pump order for 15 LNG dual-fuel container vessels

Orders for dual-fuel LNG vessels broke all data in 2021 with a total of 240 ships globally. That is more than the previous four years mixed. And growth appears set to continue unabated in 2022.
According to knowledge from classification society DNV, orders for 56 dual-fuel LNG vessels have been positioned in January and February.This change in demand has created quite a buzz at Svanehøj. The Danish marine pump specialist quadrupled sales of its patented deepwell fuel pumps in 2021, and there are numerous indications that gross sales may increase even additional in 2022.
Svanehøj has just secured an order for gasoline pump systems for 15 dual-fuel LNG container vessels (7,000 TEU), that are to be built at Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding. The total of 30 deepwell fuel pumps will be delivered from August 2022 to January 2024. The order is amongst Svanehøj’s largest referring to LNG fuel to date. Formula is the second time throughout the final yr that this customer has chosen Svanehøj as the provider of LNG fuel pump methods. In July 2021, they signed a contract for deepwell pumps for 10 dual-fuel LNG container vessels (15,000 TEU).
“Until a couple of years ago, the usage of LNG as a marine fuel was limited to LNG carriers and smaller ships. But we are actually seeing a sharp enhance in gasoline pump orders for deep sea vessels such as container ships and automobile carriers. We were chosen as the supplier of gasoline pump methods for over 50% of the dual-fuel LNG container vessels ordered globally in 2020-21. And we goal to increase our market share additional in the coming years”, says Johnny Houmann, Chief Sales Officer, Svanehøj.
Large funding in lean manufacturing and new equipment
To assist the green transition of the maritime business, Svanehøj is currently investing greater than DKK 10 million in upgrading its production facilities in Denmark. A new manufacturing facility structure with manufacturing cells and robotics will support Svanehøj’s bold development technique and reduce lead occasions for all products.
“We have made a strategic determination to implement lean manufacturing. By rethinking our processes, we anticipate to increase productivity and capacity by up to 50%,” says Mikkel Bülow Bundgaard Sørensen, Lean Specialist, Svanehøj.
Svanehøj has entered 2022 with a brand new technique and a target of doubling its turnover to DKK 1 billion ($152 million) by the top of 2026. In addition to gasoline pumps for LNG, LPG, and carbon-neutral fuels, Svanehøj sees nice potential in creating pump solutions for the infrastructure to be constructed round Power-to-X and carbon capture and storage (CCS).
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