The Danish marine pump specialist Svanehøj has been awarded a contract to produce pump systems for 2 LNG fuelled carriers that can transport liquid CO2 to the Northern Lights project’s storage facilities in Norway.
2021 has been a record 12 months for Svanehøj.
Northern Lights is creating infrastructure to transport CO2 from industrial emitters in Norway and different European nations by ship to a receiving terminal in western Norway for intermediate storage, before being transported by pipeline for permanent storage in a geological reservoir 2,600 m under the seabed.
The two CO2 carriers are being constructed at Dalian Shipbuilding (DSIC) in China and are anticipated to be operational in 2024. pressure gauge will have a capacity of seven,500 m3 of liquid CO2. Svanehøj will deliver two 15 m deepwell cargo pumps of for every ship. In this venture, Svanehøj’s multigas know-how might be proven to its full potential, because the customer desires the pumps to also be used to handling LPG natural fuel. Over the years, Svanehøj has equipped cargo pump methods to greater than 1,a hundred LPG tankers around the world.
“We have gained the order through our long-standing associate, TGE Marine, which designs and delivers complete cargo dealing with methods for the CO2 carriers,” mentioned Thomas Uhrenholt Nielsen, sales director, Cargo Gas at Svanehøj. “TGE has chosen our deepwell cargo gas pumps, which they’re very familiar with from numerous LPG tankers.”
Svanehøj has been supplying cargo pump techniques for CO2 carriers because the late Nineteen Nineties.
“Thanks to our expertise from the relatively few CO2 ships constructed thus far, we’re part of the dialogue on several of the upcoming CCS (carbon capture & Storage) initiatives. CCS is a spotlight space in our enterprise technique, and the order from TGE for Northern Lights is due to this fact of nice strategic significance. This could presumably be a big market for us inside the subsequent few years,” addedsaid Uhrenholt Nielsen.
Svanehøj began 2022 with a model new “Powering a greater future” technique and a target of doubling its turnover to DKK1 billion (approximately US$143 million) by the tip of 2026. The technique is primarily targeted on supporting the transition to climate-neutral shipping, but additionally on investing in new business areas, including CCS.