Svanehøj to supply fuel pump systems for 15 LNG dual-fuel container vessels

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Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding has placed a large order with marine pump manufacturer Svanehøj for its deepwell fuel pumps.

The order consists of fuel pump systems for 15 dual-fuel LNG container vessels (7,000 TEU), which are set to be built at the shipyard. The supply scope will see Svanehøj delivering 30 deepwell fuel pumps to Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding between August 2022 and January 2024. Within the last year, New Yangzi Shipbuilding also chose Svanehøj’s LNG fuel pump systems for 10 dual-fuel LNG container vessels (15,000 TEU).

“Until a few years ago, the use of LNG as a marine fuel was limited to LNG carriers and smaller ships. But we are now seeing a sharp increase in fuel pump orders for deep-sea vessels such as container ships and car carriers,” commented Johnny Houmann, chief sales officer at Svanehøj. “We were chosen as the supplier of fuel pump systems for over 50% of the dual-fuel LNG container vessels ordered globally in 2020-21. And we aim to increase our market share further in the coming years.”

In 2021, a record-breaking 240 dual-fuel LNG vessels were ordered globally. Classification society DNV has announced that 56 dual-fuel LNG vessels have already been ordered during January and February 2022.

Svanehøj saw the sales of its patented deepwell fuel pumps quadruple in 2021 due to increased demand for clean vessels. To support growth and the maritime industry’s transition to a more sustainable future, Svanehøj has invested over DKK10m (US$1.5m) to upgrade its facilities in Denmark.

“We have made a strategic decision to implement lean manufacturing. By rethinking our processes, we expect to increase productivity and capacity by up to 50%,” said Mikkel Bülow Bundgaard Sørensen, lean specialist at Svanehøj.

Svanehøj says it also sees the potential for developing pump solutions for infrastructure to be built around Power-to-X and carbon capture and storage.

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