• 2021 January 28 16:23

    Samsung Heavy Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries choose Svanehøj deepwell pumps for new VLECs

    Following a successful delivery of deepwell pump systems for six VLECs, Samsung Heavy Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries have signed Svanehøj as the pump supplier for an additional four vessels, the company said in its release.
    Danish pump manufacturer Svanehøj has secured two significant orders from Korean shipyards Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).
    In cooperation with French tank designer GTT, Svanehøj will in Q3 of 2021 deliver fuel, cargo and spray pumps for four Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLEC). For Svanehøj, the two orders represent a total value of more than 7.5 million USD.
    - In 2019, we were chosen by SHI and HHI as supplier of pumps for the first six of a new type of VLEC, which is bigger and more complex than previous ethane carriers. We have now received orders from the two shipyards for an additional four VLECs. It is a recognition of our technology and expertise that we are enormously proud of, said Johnny Houmann, Sales Director at Svanehøj.
    The 10 new VLECs serve as a more economical and viable solution for large-scale ethane transportation with more than 98,000 m3 of total cargo capacity.
    Traditionally, Svanehøj has focused on developing deepwell cargo pumps for smaller gas carriers and has held a strong position in this segment for many years. But in recent years, the gas market has undergone some positive changes, and Svanehøj has taken the opportunity to meet an increasing demand for larger vessels. Four years ago, Svanehøj launched a unique, patented fuel pump for gas, thereby offering complete deepwell pump solutions that can handle all types of gas such as LNG, LPG, ammoniac and – in this case – ethane.
    - Over the years, we have installed cargo pumps in more than 1,100 gas carriers all over the world. It is a well-known fact that deepwell pumps offer efficiency optimization and potentially huge cost savings. But this is the first time that our deepwell gas pumps are used on such a large scale, which is why this VLEC project is of huge strategic significance for us. It proves that we are able to provide adapted solutions with 29-meter-long pumps that function efficiently at significantly lower temperatures and still meet very high standards for vibrations and operations, said Johnny Houmann.
    It is the first time that deepwell pumps are used with the GTT membrane tank, which is lighter and smaller than other tank types, but also more sensitive to vibrations. The R&D team at Svanehøj have met this challenge by using a special mounting solution with so-called spider supports that brace the pump and further reduces the already low level of vibration. The solution was initially verified by using advanced computer simulation. In January 2021 the first of the new VLECs, Seri Everest, successfully completed her inaugural full cargo loading in the US.
    Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) are building a total of 10 identical Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLEC) for a Chinese customer. In 2019, Svanehøj signed contracts as pump supplier for the first six vessels. Now the two Korean shipyards have exercised an option that expands their cooperation with Svanehøj to include all 10 VLECs.
    For each of the 10 VLECs, Svanehøj will deliver eight cargo pumps, two fuel pumps and four spray pumps. The pump systems for the first six vessels have been delivered, while the pump systems for the last four vessels will be delivered in Q3 of 2021.
    About Svanehøj Group
    Svanehøj Group designs and manufactures specialised deepwell and in-line pumps for vital applications in areas such as relief of liquefied gas, management of gas fuel, engine cooling, fire protection and scrubber technology. Svanehøj Group employs approximately 260 employees in Denmark, Singapore, UK, Japan and China. The Group manufactures the brands Svanehøj, Hamworthy Pumps, Eureka and Dolphin.

2021 February 27

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2021 February 26

18:14 CADMATIC issued a certificate to ASCO's SRI Caspian Sea Project
17:56 Fincantieri and OCCAR to sign the contract for the construction of 2 new-generation submarines
17:38 IBIA announces the result of 2021 board elections
17:16 LNG-powered short-sea vessel Containerships Borealis makes first call to the port of Rotterdam
16:53 Volga Shipping Company opens river navigation season in the South of Russia
16:31 Port of Melbourne awards rail infrastructure contracts
16:25 ABS publishes guidance on methanol as marine fuel
16:05 Port of Corpus Christi and Port of Rotterdam sign MoU
15:48 Container giant MSC to open new depot in North Sea Port
15:05 Rosmorport announces changing of Dickson seaport boundaries
14:43 Corvette Stoyky and tanker Kola of RF Navy's Baltic Fleet started anti-piracy watch in the Gulf of Aden
14:19 PortNews offers new edition of its Hydrotechnika magazine
13:30 New edition of PortNews magazine is available now
12:14 CMA CGM to dedicate six new LNG-powered vessels to U.S. services
11:42 CPC system to transport 67.5 mln tons of crude oil in 2021
11:18 MPA awards LNG bunker supplier licence to Total Marine Fuels Private Limited
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10:39 Car carrier Orca Ace earns ClassNK's 1st remote survey notation
10:36 Port of Baku Director General held online meeting with members of American-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce
10:14 Port of Gdynia welcomes largest single delivery of wind turbine propeller blades in Polish history
09:51 Bunker prices continue rising at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:32 Oil prices decrease amid dollar rise
09:18 Baltic Dry Index as of February 26

2021 February 25

20:19 Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 08, 2021
18:37 Port of Oakland boss appointed CAPA Vice President
18:07 Port of Los Angeles announces launch of new ‘Control Tower’ data tool for tracking cargo
17:53 Admiral Nevelskoy ferry leaves Saint-Petersburg for Sakhalin
17:49 BPA reports lowest passenger numbers in 60 years
17:42 Finnlines Plc issues its Financial Statements 2020 and Financial Review for 2020
17:34 Cutting restrictive trade policies could boost global economic recovery from COVID-19 by 3.4%
17:31 ECSA: European shipping is central to the success of EU's new trade strategy
17:20 APM Terminals Algeciras reaches all employees with a safety campaign
16:58 Tallink Grupp reports net loss of EUR 108.3 million for pandemic year 2020
16:41 Terms of references for Klaipeda Seaport's Southern part development to be prepared by American specialists
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13:13 Nevsky Shipyard delivers Pola Gali, yet another ship of Project RSD59
13:07 DNV GL joins smart maritime network to enhance industry cooperation on digitalization
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11:04 “K”Line commences technical management of Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel “FUELNG BELLINA”
10:33 Telemar wins 50-vessel service and maintenance contract with Fairplay Towage group
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10:13 BC Ferries releases its third quarter results
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09:50 BC Ferries' fifth battery hybrid-electric vessel launched
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2021 February 24

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