Svanehøj has provided DW fuel pumps for two new LNG-powered shuttle tankers for Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers, and is seeing increasing demand as orders for vessels using LNG as a marine fuel grow
Svanehøj launched a Deepwell (DW) fuel pump to handle liquefied gas in 2016 and is currently experiencing markedly increasing demand. Svanehøj said the sale of its patented DW fuel pumps for gas broke all records in 2020, growing by 300%.
In Q1 2021, the number of orders for new LNG vessels has exceeded the number of orders throughout 2020.
“Years ago, we predicted a market would emerge for LNG as a marine fuel, which is why we developed the DW fuel pump. It is a future-proof solution because it can handle all types of liquefied gas. We have supplied fuel pumps for handling LNG, LPG, ethane and ammonia, which is considered to be one of the best proposals for the CO2-neutral fuel of the future,” said Svanehøj sales director Johnny Houmann.
Svanehøj’s reference list includes a wide range of ship types: cruise ships, ferries, roro ships, fishing vessels, bunker ships, car carriers and chemical tankers.
“We are experiencing particularly high demand from cruise and tanker companies, but we are also starting to see a demand for container vessels. It is a segment we have very high expectations for,” said Mr Houmann.
Within the tanker segment, Svanehøj has just delivered DW fuel pumps for two new LNG-powered shuttle tankers for Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers.
In the cruise sector, Svanehøj has delivered a DW fuel pump solution for a new cruise ship for TUI Cruises and has additional orders for TUI, MSC and Princess Cruises.
The Svanehøj DW fuel pump is a classic multistage centrifugal pump that enables ships to comply with both current and future requirements, as it is fully compatible with all liquid gas fuels as well as synthetic carbon-free electrofuels.
By placing all sensitive components such as the electric motor, seals and bearing systems outside the tank, Svanehøj has reduced maintenance costs considerably and removed one of the primary contributors to temperature rise and boil off gas.
The pump is designed for a 25,000 hour, five-year service interval.
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