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

Orders for dual-fuel LNG vessels broke all information in 2021 with a total of 240 ships globally. That is more than the earlier four years combined. And growth seems set to proceed unabated in 2022.
According to information 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 gas pumps in 2021, and there are lots of indications that sales might increase even additional in 2022.
Svanehøj has simply secured เกจ์ลมsumo for fuel 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 might be delivered from August 2022 to January 2024. The order is amongst Svanehøj’s largest relating to LNG fuel so far. It is the second time throughout the last year that this buyer has chosen Svanehøj as the provider of LNG gasoline pump systems. 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 in the past, the use of LNG as a marine gas was limited to LNG carriers and smaller ships. But we are now seeing a pointy improve in gas pump orders for deep sea vessels corresponding to container ships and automotive carriers. We have been 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 aim to extend our market share additional within the coming years”, says Johnny Houmann, Chief Sales Officer, Svanehøj.
Large investment in lean manufacturing and new equipment
To support the green transition of the maritime business, Svanehøj is presently investing greater than DKK 10 million in upgrading its production amenities in Denmark. A new manufacturing unit format with manufacturing cells and robotics will help Svanehøj’s formidable development technique and cut back lead occasions for all merchandise.
“We have made a strategic decision to implement lean manufacturing. By rethinking our processes, we expect to increase productivity and capability by as a lot as 50%,” says Mikkel Bülow Bundgaard Sørensen, Lean Specialist, Svanehøj.
Svanehøj has entered 2022 with a model new technique and a target of doubling its turnover to DKK 1 billion ($152 million) by the top of 2026. In addition to gas 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 seize and storage (CCS).
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