First Orders for Compact Unit from DSME in Korea
Alfa Laval is promoting “a completely new and very robust compact heat exchanger” for gas-fuel conditioning, and reports an initial order worth upwards of $2.9 million (24 million Swedish kroner) from Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
DSME will use the Alfa Laval heat exchanger on six new LNG carriers, the manufacturer says, on which it will re-liquefy cargo boiloff gas and simultaneously condition it as fuel – a “dual functionality.”
The new heat exchanger “is suitable for other gas-fueled ships as well,” Alfa Laval says. It “can handle temperatures and pressures far beyond other welded plate heat exchangers.”
Reaching a New Market
“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,” Alfa Laval group president and CEO Lars Renström says in the heat exchanger announcement.
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Source: Alfa Laval with HHP Insight follow-up