Orders for dual-fuel LNG vessels broke all information in 2021 with a total of 240 ships globally. That is greater than the previous four years combined. And progress looks set to continue unabated in 2022.
According to information from classification society DNV, orders for 56 dual-fuel LNG vessels have been placed in January and February.This change in demand has created quite a buzz at Svanehøj. The Danish marine pump specialist quadrupled gross sales of its patented deepwell gas pumps in 2021, and there are many indications that gross sales might improve even additional in 2022.
Svanehøj has just secured เพรสเชอร์เกจ for fuel pump methods for 15 dual-fuel LNG container vessels (7,000 TEU), that are to be constructed at Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding. The whole of 30 deepwell fuel pumps will be delivered from August 2022 to January 2024. The order is amongst Svanehøj’s largest relating to LNG gas to date. It is the second time within the final yr that this buyer has chosen Svanehøj as the provider of LNG fuel pump techniques. In July 2021, they signed a contract for deepwell pumps for 10 dual-fuel LNG container vessels (15,000 TEU).
“Until a quantity of years in the past, the use of LNG as a marine fuel was limited to LNG carriers and smaller ships. But we at the second are seeing a pointy increase in gasoline pump orders for deep sea vessels similar to container ships and car carriers. We had been chosen because the provider of fuel pump systems for over 50% of the dual-fuel LNG container vessels ordered globally in 2020-21. And we goal to increase our market share further within the coming years”, says Johnny Houmann, Chief Sales Officer, Svanehøj.
Large funding in lean manufacturing and new equipment

To help the green transition of the maritime industry, Svanehøj is currently investing greater than DKK 10 million in upgrading its production facilities in Denmark. A new manufacturing facility format with manufacturing cells and robotics will help Svanehøj’s ambitious progress technique and cut back lead instances for all products.
“We have made a strategic determination to implement lean manufacturing. By rethinking our processes, we count on to increase productiveness and capability by up to 50%,” says Mikkel Bülow Bundgaard Sørensen, Lean Specialist, Svanehøj.
Svanehøj has entered 2022 with a new strategy and a goal of doubling its turnover to DKK 1 billion ($152 million) by the end of 2026. In addition to gas pumps for LNG, LPG, and carbon-neutral fuels, Svanehøj sees nice potential in creating pump options for the infrastructure to be built around Power-to-X and carbon seize and storage (CCS).
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