Safe Bulkers Signs Pact with Alfa Laval
The international provider of marine drybulk transportation services Safe Bulkers has entered into a service agreement with Alfa Laval for 20 scrubber units on its vessels to meet the requirements of IMO 2020.According to the shipowner, the agreement is to minimize down time, enhance regulatory compliance and safeguard scrubber performance over the life-time of the vessel.The agreement provides for a flat yearly fee, lifecycle-oriented services from the Alfa Laval PureSOx 360° Service Portfolio…
Great Ships 2019: T. Elinor
Adnan Nefesoğlu, RMK MARINE’s CEO, thought a short moment and replied by reflecting his self-confidence “Yes, we can do”, when the local client came and asked RMK MARINE in early 2016 that: “We have two main engines, procured eight years ago and standing in a depot since then. They have Tier I feature. Can you convert them first to Tier II compliant engines, to be followed with Tier III compliant features, make them fully operable and then can you build two ships around 15.000-16.000 dwt…
BWTS Retrofits Drive Navalrocha Biz
Portugal's Navalrocha shipyard reports a strong influx of BWTS (Ballast Water Treatment System) retrofit projects for 2020.The shipyard completed its first ever BWTS installation with technical engineering partner Step Consolidated on the Paxoi bunker tanker, managed MM Marine Inc.Navalrocha Commercial Director Sergio Rodrigues said the contract sparked a series of other deals with five more BWTS retrofit projects scheduled for 2020.“The Paxoi installation process was carried out in the last quarter of 2019 during a 16-day drydocking,” he said.
Tech File: Boiler Tech for LNG Propulsion
With the projected increased adoption of LNG as a fuel in the marine sector, Alfa Laval plays a key role with its tech an knowledge in the area of boilers, which enables ships to deal with boil-off gas (BOG). Specifically, Alfa Laval’s dual-fuel boilers, Gas Combustion Unit (GCU) and services effectively form a portfolio of solutions for BOG safety.To use LNG as fuel, vessels must be able to manage boil-off gas (BOG), the evaporated gas that can increase tank pressure. Alfa Laval has long experience in BOG management on LNG carriers…
CSA 2020 Applauds DFDS on EGCS Drive
The international organization to promote Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS), Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has congratulated Danish ferry operator DFDS A/S for ten years of successful scrubber operation, with EGCS onboard the 37,939gt roro Ficaria Seaways achieving more than 50, 000 running hours since 2009.Ficaria Seaways, one of the first ro-ro vessels to be fitted with an Alfa Laval PureSOx system, operates inside the stringent European Sulfur Emission Control Area (SECA)…
ME Production Strengthens Sales Team
As a consequence of continued growth, Danish scrubber specialist ME Production has strengthened its sales team and established a new scrubber service department.The sales department at ME Production has been expanded with new sales manager Mr. Lars Duhn, who joined the company in August. Duhn has previously worked for a range of leading maritime companies, including Alfa Laval, and brings years of valuable industry knowledge and sales experience with him.ME Production is not only expanding its sales organization but has also recently established a new scrubber service department.
Alfa Laval Wins USCG type Approval for Largest BWTS
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) presented a type approval certificate for the largest PureBallast 3 reactor size: 1500 m3/h, on 15 May.Customers can now select any PureBallast 3 system configuration for use in United States waters, said a press release.Launched in late 2018, the 1500 m3/h reactor for PureBallast 3 is optimized for 50% more flow than the former largest reactor size. It thus enables a range of more streamlined and cost-efficient system configurations for vessels with large ballast water flows.With USCG type approval in hand as well as IMO revised G8 type approval…
Alfa Laval's PureSOx Water Cleaning System
Alfa Laval PureSOx gives customers the option of scrubbing in closed loop, either by choosing a fully equipped hybrid system or by installing a hybrid-ready system that can be upgraded for closed-loop operation later. With the launch of a modular new PureSOx water cleaning system (WCS), these possibilities become even more attractive. Though few in number and limited in scope, local bans on open-loop scrubbing have intensified the interest in hybrid scrubber solutions with closed-loop functionality.
Aalborg Boiler Solutions Celebrate 100 Years
As Alfa Laval Aalborg boiler solutions celebrate 100 years in the marine industry, Alfa Laval is delivering multi-fuel Aalborg boiler solutions and helping customers prepare existing boiler systems for tomorrow’s fuel scenarios.A century ago, when the first marine boiler left the Aalborg Shipyard in Aalborg, Denmark, there were no regulations governing fuel content or vessel emissions.Much has changed in this regard since 1919, and the industry now faces further sharp demands from the 2020 global sulphur cap.
Alfa Laval Wins Turkish Order
Swedish technology major Alfa Laval has signed an agreement worth SEK 210 million (USD 22.25 million), for the supply of Alfa Laval PureBallast systems to an alliance of Turkish shipowners.The orders will be booked in the Marine Separation & Heat Transfer Equipment unit of the Marine Division in the third quarter, while deliveries will be spread over a five-year period, from 2019 to 2024. The interest in signing fleet agreements for Alfa Laval’s PureBallast water treatment system has gradually increased since the beginning of 2018.
Turkish Shipowners BWT Group Chooses Alfa Laval
Turkish Shipowners Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) Group has signed a fleet agreement for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 systems, valued at approximately $22 million. Alfa Laval’s comprehensive offering in ballast water treatment, especially when it comes to service, was a key factor for the group.At the signing ceremony in Istanbul on July 4th, 2019, the around 50 members of the Turkish Shipowners BWT Group confirmed the decision to install PureBallast 3 systems on the group’s vessels.
Safe Bulkers Begins Scrubber Program
Safe Bulkers, the provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced that the first scrubber was successfully installed and commissioned on MV Martine, a Japanese, Post-Panamax class vessel, built in 2009.The US-listed operator of drybulk vessels for transporting bulk cargoes said that the scrubber is open loop, U-Type, Alfa Laval PureSOx and during commissioning has been tested in several loads complying comfortably with the stricter 0.1% sulfur fuel content limit…
Alfa Laval 'confident' Despite Softening Scrubber Demand
Sweden's Alfa Laval reported a fall in quarterly orders on Wednesday on weaker-than-expected demand for ship exhaust cleaners and pumping systems, sending its shares sharply lower.Demand for so-called scrubbers which strip out sulphur from marine fuel has boosted the engineering group as well as Wartsila in the past few years as shipowners prepared for stricter sulphur emissions regulations from next year.Chief Executive Tom Erixon forecast higher sequential demand for Alfa's…
Ecochlor Names Weiss as European RBDM
Henrik Weiss believes that “the sale of a ballast water management system (BWMS) is a long-term commitment to the client, especially in the marine industry where support and service is a pre-requisite throughout the product lifecycle.” As Ecochlor’s new Regional Business Development Manager (RBDM) in Europe, Scandinavia and UK, this approach is perfectly in synch with Ecochlor’s unique service and manufacturing strategy.Mr. Weiss is well-known in the European maritime market with more than 30 years of experience…
Alfa Laval, MAN Energy Solutions Join Forces
In partnership with MAN Energy Solutions, the Alfa Laval Fuel Conditioning Module (FCM) LPG has undergone successful tests with the first two-stroke, high-pressure marine engine to use LPG as fuel – and has been evaluated for use with ammonia."As the marine industry embraces a growing range of alternative fuels, including LPG and ammonia, Alfa Laval is committed to providing the advanced fuel systems needed for engine protection and efficiency," said a press release.The competitiveness of LPG as a fuel is increasing.
Inert Gas Production for Alfa Laval Training Center
An Alfa Laval Smit Combustion system (FU type) is now installed at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Center in Aalborg, Denmark. The system, which adds inert gas production to the center’s already comprehensive range of full-scale vessel applications, will ensure that Alfa Laval remains at the forefront of developing and optimizing inert gas systems.Inaugurated in 2014, the Alfa Laval Test & Training Center is essentially a full-sized machine room on land, with equipment from all of Alfa Laval’s marine product groups installed in process lines as they would be on a commercial vessel.
Chinese Shipping Company Opts for Scrubbers
Alfa Laval announced Wednesday that it has received an order from an unnnamed Chinese shipping company to supply its PureSOx scrubber systems for exhaust gas cleaning for 31 vessels in its fleet.The PureSOx systems for 31 existing vessels, which are among the largest vessels in the world, represent orders booked in 2018 and deliveries extending from early 2019 through the end of the year, Alfa Laval said. Each scrubber will handle exhaust gas from one main engine and three auxiliary engines.
Alfa Laval’s Lindmark Takes on New Role
Anders Lindmark, formerly Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast, has transitioned from ballast water treatment into another compliance application. As Business Unit President, Gas Systems, he now oversees the Alfa Laval PureSOx offering in exhaust gas cleaning.On May 1, Anders Lindmark stepped into his new role as Business Unit President, Gas Systems. The move follows years of service in ballast water treatment, comprising a number of key milestones for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3. Besides cementing itself as the leading ballast water treatment solution, the system became a forerunner with U.S.
Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Approved by USCG
Alfa Laval PureBallast 3, the third generation of manufacturer Alfa Laval’s ballast water treatment technology, has received an updated type approval from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 was awarded an updated certificate from the USCG on April 4, granting the system type approval with zero-day holding time in all water salinities. PureBallast 3 owners in U.S. waters now have the option of discharging ballast water just 2.5 hours after taking it on. The holding time of 2.5 hours…
Alfa Laval's DuroShell Heat Exchanger for LNG
Optimized for use as an LNG vaporizer, the robust DuroShell provides higher thermal efficiency than conventional plate-and-shell designs, as well as market-leading fatigue resistance. Thanks to new research into glycol freezing, it can now be used in even more compact and cost-effective installations.“The continued rise in the number of vessels sailing with LNG is one of the most significant trends in today’s marine industry,” says Jonny Hult, Head of Marine Heat Transfer Equipment at Alfa Laval.
New Shanghai Training Center for Alfa Laval
Recently, Alfa Laval inaugurated the Alfa Laval PureSOx Training Center in Shanghai, China. Focused on the training of commissioning engineers, the new facility will be instrumental in ramping up the skilled workforce prior to the global sulphur cap. But with its full-sized PureSOx scrubber, it will also provide crew training opportunities for customers.Alfa Laval has not only invested heavily in PureSOx manufacturing operations, but is also working to further expand its service and training resources in exhaust gas cleaning.
Bergink Takes the Helm at Framo
Martijn Bergink has taken over as CEO of pumping systems manufacturer Framo.Former Framo CEO Sameer Kalra has officially handed Bergink responsibility for the business as Kalra becomes the new head of the Alfa Laval Marine Division and a member of the Alfa Laval Group management.As CEO of Framo and President of Business Unit Pumping Systems, Bergink will be based out of Bergen. He is educated chemical engineer and holds an McS degree in Chemistry. He began working for Alfa Laval in the Netherlands in 1998 and most recently held the position of President of Business Unit Boiler and Gas Systems.
Bergink takes over as Framo CEO
Sameer Kalra has passed the helm of pumping system manufacturer Framo over to new CEO Martijn Bergink.Bergink will be based in Bergen, Norway. Formerly President of Business Unit Boiler and Gas System at Alfa Laval, he has held various positions within Alfa Laval since 1998. Educated as a chemical engineer, Bergink holds an McS degree in Chemistry.Kalra, the former Framo CEO moves across to parent company Alfa Laval as the new head of the Alfa Laval Marine Division and a member of the Alfa Laval Group Management.