Danfoss News

14 Oct 2019

Danish Suppliers Facilitate Sustainable Transport

Photo: Danfoss

The global shipping industry is facing requirements for substantial reductions in emissions and for creating a more sustainable transport in order to meet UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. At Kormarine 2019, 15 Danish suppliers of marine technology and services will be exhibiting their solutions that can help shipowners accelerate the move towards sustainability. According to Mark Lerche, Head of Marine, Danish Export Association, organizer of the Pavilion of Denmark at Kormarine 2019…

02 Oct 2019

Koniordos Appointed CEO of Yara

Dr Thomas Koniordos  (Photo: Yara Marine Technologies)

Yara, a Norwegian based scrubber supplier announced a change of leadership as Dr. Thomas Koniordos was introduced as the company’s new CEO. Koniordos, who up until September 18, served as Yara’s Head of Environmental Solutions, and also as Chairman of the Yara Marine Board, will succeed Peter Strandberg, the company's founder. Before joining Yara International in 2015 as head of the Environmental Business Line, Koniordos served for 14 years in various management functions and geographies in Danfoss.

05 Sep 2019

First Hybrid Fish Farm Boat On the Water

Photo: Danfoss Editron

Danfoss Editron has delivered two 105kW motors that will help power Edel, the first hybrid vessel built for the aquaculture sector by Norwegian shipyard Moen Marin. Edel is also the first diesel-electric vessel in the fleet of NRS Farming, Norway’s leading producer of sustainable salmon.The 13.5 by 7.5m vessel will become part of NRS Farming’s fleet and be used for sustainable fishing in salmon farms located in Norway’s fjords. As it has an operating pattern of predominantly short trips, NRS Farming plans to run Edel mainly on battery power.

22 Jul 2019

Sweden Gets Largest Hybrid Car Ferry

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Sweden’s largest hybrid-electric car ferry, Tellus, will soon begin passenger operations.The ferry will service Sweden's busiest maritime routes, along with more than 100,000 vehicles transported per month, the majority being heavy trucks.The 100-metre Tellus ferry can carry 80 cars and 297 passengers per tour and will operate with a battery capacity of 949 kWh mainly in fully electric mode.Danfoss Editron supplied the electric drive system. The Tellus ferry will “mainly operate on fully-electric mode”…

11 Jul 2019

PROPULSION TECH: How to Get to Hybridization

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Hybridization in the marine world is transitioning from the latest fad to a key part of vessel design and retrofits. Driven in part by a demand for increased efficiency and new waves of global legislation, hybridizing or electrifying a vessel is quickly becoming necessary for organizations. In fact, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules and guidelines for the marine industry call for reduced emissions globally, and some ports around the world have established ambitious…

12 Jun 2019

Preparing for IMO 2020: Marine Emission Solutions

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Part I: Enhancing Engines & Fuels"Wood Mackenzie forecasts a 25 percent increase in price for lower sulfur content fuel based on a SOx scrubber adoption rate of about two percent, but some scenarios could cause LSFO prices to spike by as much as 60 percent."Around 80 percent of global trade is carried by sea. With more than 125,000 commercial and naval vessels operating around the world, ship-engine emissions are projected to rise by 250 percent by 2050 unless controls are imposed.

10 Jun 2019

Finnish Ferry to Drivetrain Refit

Prostvik 1 Ferry (Photo: Danfoss Editron)

Danfoss Editron was commissioned by the Suomenlahden Telakka Oy shipyard to provide a diesel-electrical drivetrain system for the Prostvik 1 ferry, which operates in Finland’s Turku archipelago. The entire diesel-powered propulsion of the ship will be retrofitted to a diesel-electrical drivetrain system to help improve its overall efficiency and reduce its emissions.Operated by Finferries, Prostvik 1 is one of two ferries operating on the route between Nauvo and Korpoo, making it vitally important to the local population.

16 Apr 2019

Danfoss Hybrid Electric Ferry Operational

Thyborøn-Agger ferry in Northern Denmark. Image: Danfoss Editron

Danfoss Editron, a company specializes in hybrid and electric powertrain systems for off-highway and marine markets, said that it has provided the hybrid electric drivetrain system powering a new ferry connecting the communities of Thyborøn and Agger in north west Denmark.The ferry, which was delivered by the country’s Søby Værft shipyard, was ordered to replace the previous one that had been running for over 40 years and reached the end of its operational lifetime.Like most ferries in Denmark…

07 Jan 2019

Danfoss Editron powers Stockholm’s First Hybrid Ice-Class Passenger Ferry

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Stockholm shipping company Waxholmsbolaget has launched its first hybrid ice-going passenger ferry, powered by innovative hybrid electric propulsion by Danfoss Editron Oy.The 27.5m vessel, designed and built by Baltic Workboats, is serving the Stockholm archipelago (Sweden) and is built to transport up to 150 passengers at a time.The electrified ice-class ferry will help the city of Stockholm achieve its target of becoming a fossil fuel-free city by 2040, while providing more…

17 Dec 2018

Danish Compatriots Test Emissions Monitoring Solution

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Danish shipping company Nordic Tankers, Dania Ship Management and Danfoss IXA have been cooperating on testing new innovative technology for monitoring emissions on an ongoing basis.The chemical tanker company hailed that the result is a front runner solution to ensure global enforcement of the IMO’s requirements for sulphur emissions way before any legislation is pushed through.“The sensor equipment from Danfoss IXA is an innovative piece of technology that enables ship owners to continuously prove compliance with the IMO’s requirements for sulphur emissions.

19 Sep 2018

New Hybrid Electric Patrol Boat for Estonia

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A new multipurpose 45-meter patrol ship will be used by the Estonian Police and Border Guard Service for a wide range of operations, including firefighting, anti-smuggling and search and rescue missions, but its main use will be in combating pollution threats.The new vessel, Raju, is the largest patrol vessel ever built by Estonia’s Baltic Workboats, and is the first in the firm’s emerging range of battery hybrid patrol ships.From 2021 the Baltic Sea will become an Emission Control Area (ECA)…

27 Apr 2018

Factoring Life Cycle Variables Enables Intelligent Motor-drive Purchases

Cranes and winches in particular can benefits from this practice.Early electric motors were operated at one speed, guided by available current and voltage and often drive belt and pulley systems that mechanically controlled system speed and power. As motors evolved, efficiency improved, mostly by changing output control from mechanical to electrical and eventually leading to the creation of modern adjustable speed drives (AC drives).Today, the largest potential for electric motor energy savings lies in system- and process-level optimization.

02 Nov 2017

Danfoss Acquires Visedo

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Danfoss said it has acquired Visedo Oy, expert in electric solutions for the off-highway and marine markets headquartered in Lappeenranta in Finland. “Acquiring new innovative technology is an important part of our investment in growth,” said Kim Fausing, Danfoss president and CEO. Visedo will be integrated into the Danfoss Power Solutions business segment. The acquisition includes all Visedo subsidiaries globally and a design and manufacturing site located at its headquarters in Lappeenranta.

16 Apr 2013

Danfoss Marine Parts Now Available Online

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New Peerless/ Danfoss website offers marine pressure transmitters, pressure and temperature switches from stock. Peerless Electronics, an authorized stocking distributor for Danfoss announced that these fine Danfoss Marine products can now be found on a new online store. 1. The MBS 5100 Series Block Pressure Transmitter. This is a high accuracy marine approved block designed pressure transmitter MBS 5100 for use in harsh maritime environments where space is a constraint; 0-400 bar range, 4-20mA output.

19 Apr 2013

Danfoss Offers Online Ordering

Danfoss MBC 5100 Block Pressure Switch

Danfoss announced Peerless Electronics, Inc. will now offer Danfoss pressure transmitters and pressure and temperature switches for marine and marine-related industries on its website. The addition of the following four families of Danfoss products to Peerless Electronics’ online store will help to simplify and streamline purchases by customers throughout the United States. •Danfoss MBS 5100 Series Block Pressure Transmitter – The ship-approved, high accuracy MBS 5100 pressure transmitter is designed for use in almost all marine applications…

20 Jun 2017

Flynn Refrigeration Revamps Product Lineup

Alex Flynn (Photo: Flynn Refrigeration)

A new-look product line for 2017 from U.K. marine specialist Flynn Refrigeration aims to provide customers with an even broader offering of refrigeration and air conditioning products. Continually expanding its offering to the marine and industrial markets, the Birkenhead-based company said the latest relaunch is geared toward clearly defining its main product lines. Flynn Refrigeration's range has now been grouped into 18 core product categories sourced from more than 45 manufacturers including Bitzer, Danfoss, Compair and Ingersoll Rand.

09 Sep 2013

Peerless, Danfoss Launch Online Store

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Peerless Electronics, a stocking distributor for Danfoss Industrial Automation, is announced the opening of the Peerless/Danfoss Online Store. Danfoss is a manufacturer of high efficiency industrial valves for industrial steam, air, water and Biomass applications. In addition to the diversified valve product lines, the Peerless website also offers a full range of Danfoss Pressure Switches for Industrial applications, Pressure Transducers & Sensors and Temperature Sensors. In addition to these Industrial products…

11 Aug 2015

Roller Names Flynn Marine and Offshore Supplier

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U.K.-based refrigeration and air-conditioning specialist Flynn has been appointed as an official supplier for German refrigeration firm Roller, the company announced. As part of the deal, the Birkenhead business will act as a worldwide distributor for Roller’s marine and offshore products typically fitted inside cold rooms on board vessels. Flynn managing director Alex Flynn said the deal with the Gerlingen-based firm, which specializes in the manufacture of fan coil units, air coolers and heat exchangers, further boosts Flynn’s product range.

01 Dec 2008

Brandsborg - Danfoss-Sea Recovery

Freddy Brandsborg joins Danfoss-Sea Recovery to manage Commercial Marine and Offshore sales in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He will operate out of the company's Danish location to create new partnerships with many of the shipping and offshore oil companies throughout the region Brandsborg brings with him almost 30 years of experience in the marine and offshore industry. As a mechanical engineer, and later a sales engineer, he has invested a majority of his career serving as a specialist in hydraulic valve remote control systems for offshore and marine vessels.

05 Nov 2014

MacGregor Appoints Carnall as Sr V.P.

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John Carnall (52) has been appointed Senior Vice President for the Global Lifecycle Support Division in MacGregor, part of Cargotec. "John Carnall will focus on developing our services and building a world-class service organisation to drive profitable growth. He is an ideal choice for this important position due to his long experience and proven track-record in developing successful and growing service business in several different global environments," says Mika Vehviläinen, President and CEO, Cargotec. Mr.

29 Sep 2015

Flynn Refrigeration Secures Deals with Solstad

Normand Installer (Photo: Flynn Refrigeration)

The Birkenhead-based firm announced it has secured contracts to supply the Normand Oceanic and Normand Installer vessels with Bitzer compressors. Flynn Refrigeration managing director Alex Flynn said it has now supplied more than 20 Solstad vessels since it began trading with the Scandinavian firm in 2013. “Although we only started trading with Solstad two years ago we have quoted and supplied 23 of their vessels in that time,” Mr. Flynn said. He continued, “The Normand Oceanic and Normand Installer both required Bitzer CSH compact screw compressors.

18 Oct 2012

Parker Hannifin Acquires Sea Recovery

Parker Agrees to Acquire Sea Recovery from Danfoss A/S to Strengthen Its Position in Seawater Desalination for Marine Applications. Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Sea Recovery, headquartered in Compton, CA from Danfoss A/S. Parker will assume ownership of the acquired business on November 1 st, 2012. Sea Recovery is a manufacturer of small to high capacity reverse osmosis systems for sea water desalination used primarily in commercial and pleasure marine applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Sea Recovery had sales of approximately $26 million for the last twelve months ending August 31 st and 70 employees…

06 Jan 2010

Danfoss Sees Opportunities After COP15

Although the delegates to the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) Dec. 7 - 18 in Copenhagen failed to agree on a legally binding replacement of the Kyoto Protocol, many opportunities already exist to save energy and reduce carbon emissions through improved energy efficiency in homes, schools, offices and other commercial buildings. "While it's true that the removal of political and economic barriers would provide a significant boost to global energy efficiency, it's important to remember that many of today's technologies produce the desired effect -- improving energy efficiency, saving money and reducing carbon emissions in the process," said Robert Wilkins, president of Danfoss North America.

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