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Alfa Laval to Strengthen its Global Commitment to the Use of Alternative Fuels

Alfa Laval has entered into a patent licence agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the use of DSME’s patents on high pressure fuel gas supply systems. The agreement signed in March 2015 enables Alfa Laval to further develop the Alfa Laval Fuel Conditioning Modules for use with high pressure gas injection engine technology from MAN Diesel & Turbo. It also signals Alfa Laval’s commitment to providing ship owners with more comprehensive solutions to use cleaner, affordable fuels, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG), as alternatives to heavy fuel oil, marine diesel oil and marine gas oil.

Under the terms of the agreement, Alfa Laval will use DSME patents with Alfa Laval Fuel Conditioning Modules for use on natural gas-powered ships, such as LNG carriers. The agreement also paves the way for Alfa Laval to adapt its fuel conditioning systems using DSME technology in order to use LNG as secondary or tertiary fuels aboard commercial ships of the future.

“The agreement strengthens Alfa Laval’s position as a reliable partner to LNG carriers and a leader in further developing fuel conditioning technologies for alternative fuels for marine propulsion,” says Roberto Comelli, Alfa Laval Business Manager, Fuel Conditioning Systems.

“We fully expect the development of LNG technologies to continue and the uptake of LNG to increase over the next decade, and Alfa Laval will be well-positioned to meet the demand,” added Niclas Dahl, Market Unit Manager, Marine Energy, Alfa Laval.

In keeping with its strategy to support the use of LNG fuels with sound next-generation technology, Alfa Laval acquired in December 2014 CorHex, the Korean-based manufacturer of compact printed circuit heat exchangers (PCHEs). These diffusion-bonded compact heat exchangers are excellent for, among other things, high-pressure LNG fuel gas applications.

The DSME licence agreement for Alfa Laval LNG-based Fuel Conditioning Modules and the acquisition of CorHex heat exchangers further enhances Alfa Laval’s already extensive LNG portfolio, which includes inert gas generators, gas combustion units, burners, boilers and heat exchangers.

To learn more, join in the discussion by listening to Alfa Laval’s presentation, “Alternative marine fuels: Paving the way for tomorrow’s customized solutions today”, Nor-Shipping 2015 on June 3, 2015, at 13:00 and 15:00 at the Alfa Laval stand E02-20 in Hall E.

Signing ceremony with Dong·Kyu Choi, Director, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd., and Niclas Dahl, Market Unit Manager, Marine Energy, Alfa Laval.


About Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.

The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.

Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.

Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena.

Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2014, posted annual sales of a about SEK 35.1 billion (approx. 3.85 billion Euros). The company has today about 18,000 employees.

About Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company

As one of the largest shipbuilders in the world, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. manufactures naval and commercial ships. The company’s products include crude oil tankers, bulk carriers, container ships, gas carriers, multi-purpose cargo ships, chemical tankers, and other vessels.


Roberto Comelli

Business Manager, Fuel Conditioning Systems, Marine & Diesel Division, Alfa Laval

Tel: +39 3481511571


Sofia Rugfelt

Trade Press Manager, Marine & Diesel Division, Alfa Laval

Tel: +46 706 69 53 57


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