Alfa Laval – designer and manufacturer of heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won its first order for a completely new compact heat exchanger for gas-fuel conditioning from the Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). Deliveries will get underway this year and are expected to be completed in 2016.
The order, booked in the Marine & Diesel Equipment Segment, has a value of approximately SEK 24 million (USD 2.94m)
The compact Alfa Laval heat exchanger, a new addition to the marine portfolio for alternative fuels, can handle temperatures and pressures far beyond other welded plate heat exchangers. In this case, they will have a dual functionality since they will be installed onboard six LNG carriers to be built by DSME. There, they will re-liquefy the boil off gas from the tanks and simultaneously condition the fuel gas for the engine. Alfa Laval says the heat exchangers are also suitable for other gas-driven vessel types, such as tankers, container ships etc.
“To the marine industry, we can now offer solutions to handle alternative fuels, such as liquefied natural gas, on top of our offering for diesel-driven vessels,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group.
(Source: Alfa Laval Group)